2016-12-30 12:24:00

Changes that took place in 2016 withdrew a threat menacing the world - Patriarch Kirill

Moscow, December 30, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes a result of the old year is that the most serious world problems have found settlement.

"Perhaps, the greatest problems that our country and the whole world faced started settling thanks to God's grace. First of all, I mean very dangerous political situation in the Middle East, in Syria," the patriarch said at the session of Supreme Church Council.

According to him, Russia and some other countries that belong to the canonical care of the Russian Church were in a difficult situation in the old year, "but in spite of many sorrows and difficulties, which we went through, this year has been successful."

The primate believes that "there have been certain changes that saved this crisis and the whole human race from perhaps very dangerous political development."