Father Valentin Iurochkin incardinated into diocese

The native of Russia says he now ‘belongs permanently’ to the Church in East Tennessee   By Dan McWilliams Father Valentin Iurochkin, a native of Russia, has traveled the world in his time in the seminary and the priesthood, but now he can officially call East Tennessee his home. Bishop Richard …

A priestly vocation takes a worldwide journey

Russia native Father Valentin Iurochkin learns diocesan life in East Tennessee  By Gabrielle Nolan The word “catholic” means “universal,” and one priest who exemplifies this universal faith is Father Valentin Iurochkin, IVE, the current parochial vicar at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga. Father Iurochkin, 29, is …