Over hundred foreign missionaries came to Sakhalin in 2008

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, March 27, Interfax – Over 100 foreign citizens entered the Sakhalin Region for missionary purposes last year, the regional Information Department has told Interfax on Friday.

“Mostly, they were representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). There were also some Pentecostals, representatives of the Roman-Catholic and Presbyterian Churches,” the interviewee of the agency said.

According to statistics, the number of non-resident missionaries has doubled in 2008 if compared to 2007.

The regional Council on religion recommended regional executive board and local municipal authorities, public associations and religious organizations to intensify preventive work on opposing religious extremism and ethnic intolerance.