More than 1 million venerate relic of St. Andrew’s cross
Catholic World News - August 06, 2013
More than one million Christians in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus have venerated a relic of St. Andrew’s cross since July 11, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
“People had to stand in lines for 30 minutes to nine hours, depending on where the relic was displayed and whether it was day or night,” said a spokesman for the foundation that organized the event. “Some churches remained opened for visitors round the clock.”
The relic is normally enshrined at the Greek Orthodox Basilica of St. Andrew in Patras, Greece.
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