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Funds for Ukraine stolen from Russian Orthodox church in Oxford

A Russian Orthodox church in Oxford has been robbed and numerous valuable items have been stolen, including a collection to support refugees from Ukraine.


The St. Nicholas church in Oxford was ransacked in the early hours of Saturday.

The church, in Ferry Road, is a parish of the Russian Orthodox church. It is believed that there are as many as 90,000 Russian Orthodox worshippers in the UK.

“A great deal of damage was done, the holy altar was ransacked, and various objects were stolen, including holy relics, crosses and altar vessels,” the archpriest Stephen Platt told the media. 


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