The examination of the relics (or bones) of Emperor Nicholas II’s children Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Marie will soon be over, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said.
“We came to agreement with the state authorities that we will make all examinations one more time as from our point of view the expertise held in the 90s was performed with violations. The Church can accept the results of the expertise only if the expertise is irreproachable, no one should have any suspicions. Today these examinations are coming to an end, they are made in several laboratories abroad,” the patriarch said on Saturday speaking with Prince Dmitri Romanovich. He added that the church respected and trusted the scientist, “However, to leave all doubts behind we ask them not to hurry, to do everything as it should be done”.
The relics “are coded, no one knows whose relics in what container are, only one person on planet knows it – it is Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.” “I have a list made in other people’s presence: we know whose relics in what container are,” he added. “If it is confirmed that there are coincidences and we speak about relatives then we will have grounds to trust this expertise.”
Patriarch Kirill also promised to inform Prince Dmitri Romanovich, a descendant of Nicholas I and the current (disputed) head of the House of Romanov, about the results of the expertise.
“I hope that everything will be successfully completed. We will certainly inform you about it. Anyway, you will receive the results of this research,” he said.