Representatives of the Church awarded for contribution to relations between Russia and Italy

Palermo, April 24, 2013

In April 2013, celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in Palermo are taking place in Sicily. The medals "For contribution to development of relations between Russia and south Italy", made of bronze with the design of the famous Italian sculptor Vincenzo Gennaro were produced for the important date in history of the diplomatic mission of Russia. During the festive evening that took place on April 20 in the capital of Sicily in "Teatro Massimo", the consul general of the Russian Federation in Palermo V.L. Korotkov announced awarding with commemorative medals of a number of public figures who labored for establishment of good relations between south Italy and Russia. Among those awarded are Bishop Nestor of Korsun who is in charge of Moscow Patriarchate's parishes in Italy and Hieromonk Anthony (Sevriuk), the Secretary of Administration of the Moscow Patriarchate's Parishes in Italy, reports the website of St Catherine parish.


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