Two images of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the top one taken in 1981 when he was about 35 (taken at a conference on nuclear weapons and disarmament in Amsterdam, Holland), the second one taken recently. Kirill has been the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church for 12 years, since February 1, 2009, when he succeeded the late Patriarch Alexi II. He is now 74. Yesterday, Kirill made some intriguing statements about what happened in the days after the Soviet Union fell (see below)

Letter #20, 2021, Tuesday, April 27: Kirill

From the heart of Russia

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