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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council


On 11th December 2019, in the Hall of Supreme Church Council of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church held its regular session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill delivered an opening address.

The Supreme Church Council chaired by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consists of:

Taking part in the session were also Bishop Nikolai of Balashikha, head and editor-in-chief of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Publishing House; Bishop Foma of Bronnitsy, first deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Finance and Economic Administration; Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, deputy chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; Hegumeness Ksenia (Chernega), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Legal Administration; Archpriest Mikhail Vakhrushev, first deputy chairman of the Education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church; Rev. Alexander Satrodubtsev, specialist on distance education technologies of the Education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church; and Mr. Aleksandr Schipkov, first deputy chairman of the Synodal Department for Church’s Relations with Society and Mass Media.

Patriarchal Press Service/

DECR Communication Service