Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill I will arrive in Bucharest next month to pay a three-day visit, on the occasion of Saint Dumitru (Dmitry) celebrations.
The Russian Patriarch will be in Bucharest during October 26-28, as a tribute to the 10 years since the Blessed Patriarch Daniel was elected Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, sources quoted by Q Magazine inform, quoted by stiri.tvr.ro. At the same time, the historic visit is also an occasion for relaunching the relations between the two Churches.
Kirill is known as a close person to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since 2011, he has an office at Kremlin, on the same corridor as Putin. The Patriarch of Russia also said, ahead of the last presidential election, that Russia’s prosperity and stability, since Vladimir Putin came to power, is a “miracle from God.”
Kirill I was elected on January 27, 2009 by the Russian Orthodox Church Local Council (the 2009 Pomestny Sobor) as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’ and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, by 508 votes out of 700. He was enthroned on February 1, 2009. The Patriarch enters the dignity during a special ceremony of enthronement, which is held a few days after the election.