2018-02-01 12:41:00

Putin to congratulate Patriarch Kirill on anniversary of his enthronement on Thursday

Moscow, February 1, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday will congratulate Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the anniversary of his enthronement as patriarch, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"He will be working in Rostov-on-Don today. Before that, he will congratulate Patriarch Kirill of All Russia on his enthronement day in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior," Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

The president and the patriarch communicate regularly, Peskov said.

The enthronement of Patriarch Kirill took place in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on February 1, 2009. He had been elected patriarch on January 27.