Patriarch Kirill strolls among penguins, prays in Orthodox church in Antarctica

Source: RT
Natalya Mihailova | 18 February 2016
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has come to the Antarctic to visit the only permanent church in the South Pole, to talk with scientists at a Russian polar station, and of course to congregate with penguins.
The religious leader is seen walking the shore in a warm polar coat donned over his traditional robes, while scientists talk to him about the penguins and their behavior.
Holy Trinity Church, Antarctica © wikipedia.org

Holy Trinity Church, Antarctica © wikipedia.org 

The wooden Holy Trinity church was built in the early 2000s and is the only permanent place of worship in the Antarctic.

Photo: © RT

Photo: © RT

The visit comes as part of Kirill’s Latin America trip, which saw an unprecedented historic meeting with Pope Francis in Havana on February 12.
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