Rectors of St. Petersburg’s universities asked to hand Isaac's Cathedral to ROC
Heads of 30 largest universities of the Northern Capital consider that the process of transfer of a cathedral should be over by Easter.
Rectors of the leading higher education institutions of St. Petersburg spoke in favor for transfer of St. Isaac's Cathedral to free use of Russian Orthodox Church. The media service of the Supreme Court of the city reports about it.
The initiative was discussed by heads of universities at a meeting with Chairman of the Supreme Court of St. Petersburg of Vyacheslav Makarov.
“Following the results of discussion rectors and heads of higher education institutions accepted the address to Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, in which they supported transfer of a cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church”, it is said in the message.
Moreover, according to participants of the meeting, process of transfer should be accelerated and finished by Easter holiday which this year will be celebrated on April 16.
To recall, earlier the decision of the authorities of the Northern Capital to transfer St. Isaac's Cathedral for 49 years to the ROC to free use with preserving museum and educational functions provoked large-scale actions of a protest in the city.