2011-11-11 12:28:00

Patriarch Kirill to visit Syria, Lebanon

Moscow, November 11, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is expected to visit Syria and Lebanon from November 12-15, Moscow Patriarchate spokesman Archpriest Vladimir Vigilyansky told Interfax-Religion on Friday.

"The program of the Russian Patriarch's visits is being detailed now. By tradition, after election patriarchs visit all local Orthodox Churches," he said.

The order of the visits complies with the diptych - the catalogue of 15 jurisdictions: the Constantinople, Alexandrian, Antiochian, Jerusalem, Russian, Georgian, Serb, Romanian, Bulgarian, Cyprus, Greek, Albanian and Polish Orthodox Churches, the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, and the Orthodox Church in America.