Metropolitan of Kazan and Tatar Theophanes died on Friday, November 20, reported press service of the Tatar metropolis.
The message says that the entire parish is mourning over the death of the 73-year-old Vladyka Theophanes. According to unconfirmed information, the Metropolitan died from complications caused by the coronavirus, writes ProKazan…
In connection with the death of the metropolitan, the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov expressed his condolences.
“Rustam Nurgalievich ordered to carry out all the necessary work on organizing the funeral in order to adequately send the Metropolitan on his last journey,” the TV channel cites “360” the message of the press service of the President of Tatarstan.
Metropolitan of Kazan and Tatarstan Feofan (in the world – Ivan Andreevich Ashurkov), was born on May 25, 1947 in the Kursk region. In 1969-1970 “he was obedient to the Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk Gedeon.” On August 1, 2012, he was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. Became Metropolitan of Tatarstan in 2015, specifies RT… He was awarded with church and secular medals.
Earlier on November 20, it became known that the Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus died in the hospital, where he was being treated for COVID-19. On the eve, Serbian President Aleksandr Vucic announced the grave condition of the Patriarch.