A particle of relics of St. Panteleimon stolen from a church in Saint Petersburg region

Saint Petersburg, June 23, 2022

Photo: glasnaneve.ru Photo: glasnaneve.ru An unknown person stole a reliquary from a church in the Kirovsky district of the Leningrad region, an informed source told Interfax Religion.

According to him, a case with a particle of the relics of St. Panteleimon was stolen from the church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist in Kirovsk.

As the source noted, the church is not equipped with an alarm system or video surveillance, and there is also no security guard there.

A criminal case is being initiated.

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