Patriarch Kirill to visit Kyiv on July 26-28


The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, will visit Kyiv on July 26-28 this year.

“Patriarch Kirill’s visit on the memorial day of St. (Prince) Volodymyr is already traditional. This year, the traditional visit, dedicated to this day, also foresees his participation in marking the 20th anniversary of Metropolitan Volodymyr’s stay in Kyiv’s cathedra as chairman of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate),” the spokesperson for the head of the UOC (MP), Archpriest Heorhiy Kovalenko, said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

He said that the main events of this visit would be worshiping at St. Volodymyr’s Hill and the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery.

“With regard to other activities, then there is no final program, but it is being agreed,” he added.