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Fr. Feodor Konyukhov to Ride Camels in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2010

Renowned Russian traveler and deacon of the Russian Orthodox Church Feodor Konyukhov will start his new expedition in August, this time he is to visit Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian government asked the traveler to come and lay a convenient route that can be useful for tourist organizations, Ukrainian Segodnya paper reported.

Seven people will accompany the cleric. They will travel on camels and change animals for automobiles in the mountainous and stony localities.

Fr. Feodor also plans to visit the motherland of poet Pushkin’s predecessors, holy for Orthodox believers places and hold talks with local government so that it allots land in the country’s capital Addis Ababa for building an Orthodox church there.

The renowned traveler was consecrated a deacon on May 23 and told he would quit traveling to devote his time to prayer, however years-long passion for exploring new places corrected Fr. Feodor’s plans.

Source: Interfax

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