Patriarch Kirill to visit Mt. Athos
30 May 2013, 10:36
Patriarch Kirill to visit Mount Athos
Moscow, May 30, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All
Russia will visit Greece and Mount Athos from June 1 to June 7.
his trip, the Patriarch will visit churches and monasteries of the Greek
Orthodox Church and meet with its head, representatives of the Greek authorities
and ethnic Russians living in Greece, as well as will travel to Thessaloniki and
Veria, a spokesman for the Synodal Information Department said on
"It will be the next visit between the fraternal local
Orthodox Churches. Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece visited the
Russian Orthodox Church last year," the spokesman said.
From June 4 to
June 7, Patriarch Kirill will visit Mount Athos, the unique monastic state and a
major pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians.
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