RO Russian Orthodox church is among the most fast-growing religious organizations in the world, the head of Department of external church relations] consider

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RO Russian Orthodox church is among the most fast-growing religious organizations in the world, the head of Department of external church relations considers. By words Grigory Alfeev, in 30 years the number of arrivals grew from 6 thousand to 40 thousand. And quantity of monasteries – with 20 to nearly one thousand. In his opinion, such growth is a reply to the request of citizens. Thus, the high-ranking priest claims, anybody and anywhere does not build temples and does not open monasteries according to the order from above. It occurs at the request of people...

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