Patriarch Kirill tours Far East


The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill is now touring Russian Far East. Speaking in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, he said that the aim of his tour is to meet with common Orthodox believers, to get a closer acquaintance of the region’s indigenous peoples, to restore missionary traditions of the past, to sanctify an Orthodox church and, as he put it, “to feel the soul of the Russian people.

“Far East must not be treated as a faraway province,” His Holiness said, “and its people should feel themselves an inseparable part of Russia.”