Metropolitan Pavel met with Apostolic nuncio to the Philippines

On February 20, 2023, Metropolitan Pavel of Manila and Hanoi met with the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown. The parties shared the peculiarities of Christian service in the region, and also discussed the issue of providing land at the cemetery in Guiuan to perpetuate the memory of our compatriots buried there. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of the Philippines M. I. Pavlov.

Reference. In 1949-1951 on Tubabao island, a temporary shelter was found for about 6 thousand former Russian citizens who arrived from Shanghai, where they emigrated after the Civil War in the 1920s. Some of them did not live to receive the right to emigrate to developed countries, having died on Philippine land. They were buried in the cemetery of Guiuan.