Patriarch Kirill congratulates the pontiff on his 80th birthday with an icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov

admin | 12 December 2016
Moscow, December 12, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Pope Francis in Vatican on Saturday.
Patriarch Kirill congratulates the pontiff on his 80th birthday with an icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov

On Patriarch Kirill’s behalf he conveyed the pontiff an icon of St. Serafim of Sarov to congratulate him on his 80th birthday, which will be celebrated on December 17, the DECR communication service reported.

The sides discussed the development of cultural cooperation marked by important events – opening of the exhibition of Italian religious art from Vatican museums in the Tretyakov Gallery and Rome concert of spiritual music on December 11 performed by the Moscow Synodal Choir and Choir of the Sistine Chapel.

Earlier, Patriarch Kirill presented the pope of Rome a particle of St. Serafim relics. The primate celebrated his 70th birthday in November. On this occasion Pope Francis gave him a particle of his heavenly protector St. Francis of Assisi.

Система Orphus Do you see a mistake in the text? Highlight it and click: Ctrl + Enter
Did you enjoy this article? Consider helping us!
Pravmir depends on your donations:
the more you give, the more we can do.
Other amount
Paypal.com
20 $
Paypal.com
50 $
Paypal.com
100 $
Paypal.com
Dear Friends,

Our website exists owing to your generous assistance, thanks to the funds donated by our beloved readers.

Please assist us in the continuation of our work.