2022-01-19 20:35:00

Former Metropolitan Vladimir of St. Petersburg died at the age of 92

Moscow, January 19, Interfax - Metropolitan Vladimir (Kotlyarov) who led the St. Petersburg Diocese for almost 20 years, died on Wednesday at the age of 92 after a long illness, the website of the Moscow Patriarchate reports.

Patriarch Kirill expressed his condolences on this occasion and recalled that Metropolitan Vladimir served in the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, was a representative of the Moscow Patriarch at the Patriarchal See of Antioch, participated in the work of international religious organizations, headed several dioceses located in various regions of Russia and abroad.

In 1995-2014, Metropolitan Vladimir was the ruling bishop of the St. Petersburg Diocese, and after retiring, he was the honorary rector of the Cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God.