Patriarch Kirill Gives Pope Mother of God Icon

The Moscow Times
Thursday 21st March, 2013

A bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, where he presented him with the Mother of God icon and expressed hope that ties between the two churches would continue to improve, the church’s official website said. During the meeting on Wednesday, Hilarion Alfeyev, the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk and chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow, extended warm greetings and gratitude for prayers from Patriarch Kirill, saying that the head of the Russian church had closely followed the election and enthronement of the n…

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