2017-09-27 15:43:00

Patriarch Kirill to visit Uzbekistan

Moscow, September 27, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Uzbekistan between September 29 and October 2 in connection with the 145th anniversary of the start of active church life in the Tashkent Diocese.

"The Russian patriarch will visit the Orthodox churches of Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara, will become familiar with the development of diocese life in the republic, and will sanctify the Assumption Cathedral in Tashkent," priest Alexander Volkov, the patriarch's press secretary, told reporters on Wednesday.

During the visit, Patriarch Kirill is scheduled to meet with the country's top officials and the administration of the spiritual directorate of the country's Muslims.