Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
Gazprom CEO says North Stream-2 pipeline proves relevanceBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:10
More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
Donald Trump takes office as 45th US PresidentWorld January 20, 18:21
MOSCOW, February 1 (Itar-Tass) – Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on the Enthronement Day.
In particular, Putin said in a congratulatory message, which the Kremlin press service has made public,
“You gained the unquestionable authority for your fervent selfless service, devoted service to the homeland and people. Thanks to your efforts a fruitful dialogue between the Church and the state authorities was filled with the new content. The Russian Orthodox Church is participating actively in resolving large-scale, social and enlightenment tasks, which are in high demand in the modern times, and is doing much for the protection of family, maternity and childhood, the upbringing of the younger generation, the strengthening of eternal spiritual and moral values in the society. Your voice of the spiritual guide is appealing to people to seek for peace and unity and to make the deeds of charity and love.
“I am convinced that under your guidance the Church will continue to fulfil its high mission with responsibility,” Putin said in the congratulatory message.
The Russian Orthodox Church traditionally marks the enthronement day of the patriarch as a holiday every year. His Holiness Kirill was enthroned as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at the Cathedral of the Christ the Saviour on February 1, 2009.