On January 14, strong winds damaged part of the roof of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. Stanislaus in Mogilev. On the same day, Aliaksandr Yasheuski, the bishop of Mogilev and the Mogilev region, appealed to the faithful with a request to help in the restoration of the temple. The bishop told the portal Catholic.by how the situation changed in a week after the incident.
According to Aliaksandr Yasheuski, Belarusians donated 19,928 rubles for restoration of the church in a week. For a week, it was possible to cover the church for the winter period, temporary rafters were installed, and the damaged part of the roof was covered with chipboard and roofing material.
«I express my gratitude to all those who donated, and ask God to reward you with blessing and guardianship, and for my part I bring the gift of prayer to your intentions,» the bishop says.
.The next stage of restoration will be the repair of the entire roof of the temple with an area of 260 m2. The restoration of the damaged part should be paid by the owner of the church building — the Housing And Utilities Department of the Leninsky District of Mogilev, and the replacement of the remaining part of the roof, which is 130 m2, will be paid by the Mogilev paraffia. The cost of replacing the entire roof above the entrance to the church will be 77,900 rubles. Paraffia will need to collect 38,545 rubles to replace another part.
«We don’t know how much the owner will contribute, so we always have to be prepared for a lot of expense on the part of the parish, so that our shrine – which we hope will someday be given possession – will have a decent appearance and be protected from destructive influences. To all those who have joined and wish to join the help in restoring the roof of the historic Mogilev Cathedral after the hurricane, I express my sincere gratitude and heartfelt blessing,» the bishop said.
Details for donations:
settlement account BY64BLBB30150700187012001001
account number 700187012
Payee: «Roman Catholic Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Mogilev»
Purpose of payment: Voluntary donation
На русском языке:
На восстановление могилёвского собора собрано почти 20 000 рублей
На беларускай мове: На аднаўленне магілёўскага сабора сабрана амаль 20 000 рублёў