Minister of Culture, Media and Information Service Predrag Markovic today visits the Hilandar, where he will inform the head of the monastery that the Ministry collected additional 15 million dinars for the restoration of the Grand quarters.
The Ministry during 2011 already helped the endowement of the monastery of Hilandar with 60 million dinars intended for the restoration of parts of the monastery which are mostly damaged in the fire.
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A unique picture of inter-religious tolerance can be viewed in a Northeastern Bulgarian village called Kamburovo, with local Muslims working to rebuild a church.
Muslims are not only volunteering to rebuild the church in Kamburovo, Municipality of Omurtag, but some of the funds for the reconstruction of the Christian temple were actually provided by the mosque in the village, the BGNES news agency reported Thursday.
A record high 135-meter statue of an angel will be built in Cyprus. Provisionally named The Kind Angel of the World, the statue will dwarf the Christ Statue in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in the US and the Giant Buddha Statue in China.
The transparent figure of an angel holding a golden pigeon will tower over countries and continents, as if taking all people of the planet under its wings. The authors of the project believe that it symbolizes unity of peoples of different nationality and religion.
On October 12, the same day Brazilian Catholics honored their patron saint, Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Our Lady of Aparecida), Brazil also celebrated the 80th anniversary of Rio's famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue.
"The monument is an icon of Rio de Janeiro," said Rio's Archbishop Orani João Tempesta. He said the statue "represents the Brazilian citizen: as a person who follows Jesus Christ, and welcomes others, as the monument does with its open arms."