2018-07-26 18:41:00

Patriarch Kirill hopes celebrations of 1,030th anniversary of Christianization of Rus can help overcome division in Ukraine

Moscow, July 26, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said he hopes the celebration of the 1,030th anniversary of the Christianization of Rus helps overcome the differences in Ukraine.

"Ceremonial services will take place in Kiev, the mother of Russian cities, where the Christening occurred. And let us hope that the celebration of the 1,030th anniversary of the Christianization of Rus will, among other things, help overcome division, schisms, and differences on Ukrainian soil," the patriarch said at a meeting of the Supreme Church Council in Moscow.