On September 17, 2020, Aleksandr Drozdenko was inaugurated into the office of Governor of Leningrad Oblast. The official ceremony was held in the Legislative Assembly Hall of the Government of Leningrad Oblast. By invitation of the Oblast Governor, the Right Reverend Ivan Laptev, the Bishop of The Church of Ingria, attended the ceremony.
The Bishop of The Church of Ingria is a member of the Oblast Governor’s Council for Interethnic Relations.
On behalf of all the Christian denominations in the oblast, His Eminence Varsonofy, the head of the St. Petersburg Metropolis, the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, congratulated the Governor.
Every Sunday, in the Prayer of the Church, we pray for all people in authority. A short video in Russian on independent news website 47news.ru reminds us that it’s important to also pray for the families of those whom the Lord has put in positions of authority.