The ROC reported a drop in church income due to impoverishment of the population.

The Russian Orthodox Church recorded a drop in revenues from sales of goods and services due to the impoverishment of the population, said the head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
"It is felt, including in churches: on sales of candles, on sales of icons, on how people order prayers, how they give notes," Hilarion said on the air of Russia 24.
Thus, the clergyman commented on the Rosstat data for the past year, according to which the poverty level increased in 44 out of 71 regions, which have so far submitted their reports.
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