Orthodox Church for Sami people

The Russian Orthodox Church has decided to construct a new church for the people of Loparskaya, a Sami village in Murmansk Oblast."Among the Sami people there are many Orthodox believers - therefore we have decided to build a new church for the indigenous people of the tundra", a announcement from the church reads.

With the blessing from Arch-Bishop Simon of Murmansk and Monchegorsk, local priest Andrey Amelin recently consecrated the site of the church.