Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
CNN deletes article about meeting between Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment FundWorld June 24, 13:12
Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
MOSCOW, July 26 (Itar-Tass) - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches have left for Kiev by special train to take part in the festivities devoted to the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.
“The event has a big significance. We mark the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. This is accompanied by very important actions,” the Russian patriarch told journalists at Kiev Railway Station.
The train carries the three-metre Cross of the St Andrew the Apostle, which was brought to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus from Greece.
Patriarch Kirill said: “It is important that the hierarchs of all Local Orthodox Churches have gathered to pray before the Cross of Saint Andrew the First-Called by remembering the great deed of Saint Prince Vladimir and thanking God for the non-easy and the treacherous path of the Russian Orthodox Church.”
The festivities devoted to the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus began in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches contacted the leaders of the country. “They had very important conversations on the issues that the whole Orthodox world voices concern over,” the Russian patriarch said.