Russian Christians Dig Deep to Help Syrians


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September 14, 2013

Ordinary Russians are largely opposed to any military action in Syria. But that doesn't mean they're indifferent to the plight of people there. Parishioners up and down the country have been collecting money to send to troubled Syrians. In the past few months Russian churchgoers have sent $1.3 million to Syria.

They've dispatched the money to a Greek Orthodox church in Damascus, which will buy Syrians basic goods like food, clothes, and mattresses. 

The collection started when Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Orthodox Church in Russia, called upon Russian Christians to donate cash in June.
Since then Russians in churches as far away as Vladivostok and Murmansk have given money to be sent to Syria.

The collection started when Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Orthodox Church in Russia, called upon Russian Christians to donate cash in June.

Since then Russians in churches as far away as Vladivostok and Murmansk have given money to be sent to Syria. 

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