Patriarch Kirill might visit Latvia this fall

Natalya Mihailova | 15 May 2014
Moscow, May 14, Interfax - The postponed visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Latvia might take place this fall.

“I can not say the exact timeline for now but I do not rule out that it will occur this year. Probably in the fall,” the Synod’s spokesman Vladimir Legoyda said in an interview with the Latvian newspaper Subbota.

Vladimir Legoyda

Vladimir Legoyda

It has been reported that in April Latvian President Andris Berzins proposed that Patriarch Kirill postpones the visit to Latvia planned for May. The request is related to the tense international situation, the president’s spokesperson Liga Krapane said.

“The letter has been announced. Taking into account its content and taking into account the stance of Latvian Orthodox Church Primate, Metropolitan Alexander, it has been decided to postpone the visit of Patriarch Kirill to Latvia,” Legoyda said.

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