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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill visits Armenia and his Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians



The link:
http://www.etchmiadzin.com/

Quote:

" His Holiness Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Visits Armenia
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services Mar 16,
2010 1:18 AM

Upon the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme
Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Kirill I, Patriarch of
Moscow and All Russia arrived in Armenia and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
on March 16 for an official visit.

The airplane of His Holiness Kirill
I, landed at the "Zvartnots" International airport at 15:00. His Holiness
Karekin II, and a delegation of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church met the
Patriarch of All Russia at the airport.

Mr. Armen Ashotian, Minister of
the Republic of Armenia Minister of Science and Education as well as Mr.
Vyacheslav Kovalenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Russian Federation to Armenia; Mr. Oleksandr Bozhko, Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the Ukraine to Armenia; Mr. Stepan Sukhorenko, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Armenia; Mr. Shohrat Jumayev,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Armenia; and Mr.
Aiymdos Bozzhigitov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan
to Armenia; came to greet His Holiness Kirill I at the airport.

Following the fraternal embrace of the two Patriarchs, students from the
Armenian Church Youth Center presented the traditional welcome of salt and bread
to the Patriarch.


The two Heads of the Churches walked through a
police escort to the awaiting welcoming delegation. His Eminence Archbishop
Yeznik Petrosian, General Secretary for Inter-church Relations of the Armenian
Church, introduced the clergy and the ambassadors to the Head of the Russian
Orthodox Church.

In the airport, the Pontiff of All Armenians and the
Patriarch of All Russia answered questions of the journalists who had gathered.

His Holiness Kirill I, is escorted by Metropolitan Hilarion of
Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations; Archbishop
Feognost of Sergiyev Posad, Metropoliton Sergi the Bishop of Solnechnogorsk; Fr.
Filipp Ryabykhv, Fr. Alexsander Vastut, Senior Deacon Vladimir Nazarkin, Deacon
Antoni Sevruk, Vladimir Legoida, chairman of the Synodal Information Department
of the Patriarchate of Moscow and Michael Kuksov."




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