Parishioners of the Cathedral of Pskov, Russia, evacuated during service because of a bomb threat

Country: Russia

Date of incident: September 23, 2022

On September 23, during a solemn mass with the ostension and adoration of the relics of St. Sergei of Radonezh, the Pskov cathedral had to be evacuated after a bomb threat. The Metropolitan Tikhon of Pskov announced the evacuation after his homily and after the faithful kissed the relics as it had been reported that the cathedral had been mined. "Dear brothers and sisters, did everyone lay hands on the relics? Well done. We have been informed that the cathedral has been mined. Quietly, everyone comes out... I bless you with the cross, go quickly with God, everyone come out, the Emergencies Ministry is there," said Metropolitan Tikhon.

A video of the incident was posted by the YouTube channel of the Pskov diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.


Source: Союз Православных Журналистов - СПЖ

Photo from Wikipedia licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.