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MOSCOW – The martyrs for the faith in the 20th century included in the database of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities (Moscow) number currently about 35,000 people, reported rector of the university Archpriest Vladimir Vorobiev on Tuesday to RIA-Novosti.
“Information not only on canonized New Martyrs is being gathered for the database, but also on all those who suffered for Christ and for the faith. There are around 35,000 such individuals at the moment. These are not just their names but also all information that could be found: biographical information, details from investigations, photographs, their works of authorship, letters,” said Fr. Vladimir.
According to him, this database is a part of a larger work that is being carried out at the university. “We have a department of contemporary history of the Russian Orthodox Church. The history of the 20th century is the principal area of work,” the archpriest added.
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