Metropolitan Pavel visited parishes of Davao deanery

On February 13, 2023, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi visited the parishes of the Davao Deanery in Mindanao Island. Vladyka was accompanied by: Secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese Hieromonk Cornelius (Molev), Secretary of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Abbot Anthony (Kirpichev), Dean of the Surgut deanery of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Archpriest Anthony Isakov, Dean of the Nizhnevartovsk deanery of the Khanty-Mansi Diocese Archpriest Sergiy Shevchenko, Priest Oleg Gordeev, Chairman of the Department for Church-Society Relations and the media Priest Anthony Dolgushin, Hierodeacon Nikodim (Pirkhovsky), president of the Literary Fund “The Way of Life” Dmitry Mizgulin. The administrator of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese performed prayer services at the parishes of the Epiphany of the Lord in Talas, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Banate and the Apostle Thomas in Kinabalan, gave his archpastoral blessing to the parishioners, held meetings with the clergy and flock of the parishes. Metropolitan Pavel also inspected the construction site of a new church in honor of the Apostle Thomas in the Kinabalan. Active work is ongoing on the site-the foundation has already been filled in, the construction of walls begins.