Liege, December 17, 2014
Orthodox Christians of Liege have donated one million rubles as financial assistance to Donbass. This money will be used for salaries of teachers and preschool education workers, reports Vesti.
The decision was made by the Diocese of Brussels and Belgium of the Russian Orthodox Church despite the fact that the diocese itself is in need of money: next year construction of an Orthodox church in honor of the 70th anniversary of victory World War II is to begin in Liege.
Archbishop Simon of Brussels and Belgium related: “Fundraising was started in the parish of Liege where next year a church marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism will be built. Although the people themselves presently need financial resources for construction of the church, they have put forward the initiative of collecting money for teachers, of helping them. Other representatives of my churches, parishioners, the clergy have joined them, because that is the pain we are sharing together”.