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17333Patriarch Kirill's visits in 2013

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    Dec 29, 2012

      2012-12-29 18:25:00
      Patriarch Kirill to make a pilgrimage to Mount
      Athos and visit Estonia
      Moscow, December 29, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All
      Russia is to visit Greece, Mount Athos and the Baltic States next year.

      "Early in June the Patriarch plans to visit Greece. Visiting the Greek
      Orthodox Church he will return the Archbishop Ieronymos' of Athens and All
      Greece visit to Russia in 2012. The Primate is going to make a pilgrimage to
      Holy Mount Athos during his visit," Metropolitan Hilarion said in his interview
      with Interfax-Religion on Saturday.

      According to him, the
      Patriarch will go on visiting dioceses of the Russian Church, including those
      located outside of Russia and self-administered Churches under the Moscow

      "The Patriarch has already visited many countries in his
      canonical territory, but he hasn't yet visited the Baltic States after being
      elected to the patriarchal see. Late in June, His Holiness the Patriarch is
      going to visit Estonia where believers of the self-administered Estonian
      Apostolic Church are looking forward to his visit," the interviewee of the
      agency said.

      The Patriarch will traditionally commemorate St.Vladimir in
      Kiev "at the cradle of Russia's Baptism" on July 28.

      "Other visits are
      also planned, but their dates are yet to be specified," the hierarch said.

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