On the night of November 26, 2019, an earthquake, the largest in the last 40 years, happened near the Albanian capital city of Tirana. According to the latest reports, over 32 people were killed and 658 were injured.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the murder, committed by terrorists, of Rev. Hovsep Bedoyan, rector of the Armenian Catholic community in the city of Qamishli, and of his father, Rev. Hanna Bedoyan.
On 26 November 2019, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church took place at the Supreme Church Council’s Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
The ceremony took place at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Savour Hall of Church Councils.
On 21st November 2019, commemoration day of the Synaxis of Archangel Michael and Other Heavenly Bodiless Powers, the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of monastic tonsure and ordination of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia continued in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
On 20 November 2019, H.E.Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, met with His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The meeting took place at the Patriarchal Chambers of the Moscow Kremlin.
During his stay in Russian His Beatitude will attend ceremony of awarding the winners of the prize of the Public International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations.
On 4 November 2019, a reception given on behalf of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in honour of the heads of delegations attending the 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders in Baku took place at the Geidar Aliyev Cultural Centre.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church performed the Lesser Consecration of the cathedral which had undergone a large-scale restoration.
On 14 November 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated a prayer service at the remains of the chapel of St. Bartholomew in the capital of Azerbaijan.