Moscow, Russia, Sep 21, 2004 / 22:00 pm
A 24 year-old seminarian and member of the Neocatechumenate has purchased a disco in Moscow and said he intends to convert the building into a church.
According to the AVAN news agency and the publication, “Paraula,” Alejandro Sanchez Gamborino of Valencia, Spain, traveled to Russia in 1999 after “feeling a call from God to radically follow Him.”
The ex-disco will be the home of the future Parish of St. Olga and will provide a place for the liturgical celebrations which, according to Sanchez, “until now had to take place in homes or in halls provided by the Cathedral of Moscow.”
Sanchez Gamborino has begun a fund raising campaign to finance the rehabilitation of the building, “which has both exterior and interior damage, including satanic graffiti and other symbols on the walls.”