Moscow, October 23, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will pay a visit to Romania at the invitation of the country's Patriarch Daniel this week.
The visit will take place on October 27-28, Priest Alexander Volkov, the patriarch's spokesman, told reporters on Monday.
The Russian patriarch is expected to lead a liturgy on the memorial day of the patron saint of Bucharest, Reverend Dimitrie Basarabov, and participate in events marking the tenth anniversary of Patriarch Daniel's enthronement.
The heads of the Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches will meet. Patriarch Kirill will address the members of the Romanian Synod at a solemn meeting dedicated to the commemoration year of defenders of Orthodox Christianity from the militantly atheist government in Romania.
Heads and representatives of a number of other Orthodox Christian churches of the world have also been invited to these events.