Russian Patriarch Conducts Service In Beijing

12/5/13 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has performed a service in Beijing during his first-ever visit to neighboring China. The service was performed on May 12 amid tight security in a tent on the grounds of the Russian Embassy with some 300 people in attendance. On May 10, Kirill met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the next day ...

Russian Orthodox patriarch visits Bethlehem

12/11/2012 RUSSIAN Orthodox Patriarch Kirill visited the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, on the second day of his Holy Land trip. After his visit to the Bethlehem church, built over the site where Christians believe Mary gave birth to Jesus in a stable, Patriarch Kirill met with the Palestinian president ...