Sobyanin has congratulated Patriarch Kirill’s birthday

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill conducts Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in the day of his birth. 20 Nov 2017Sobyanin has congratulated Patriarch Kirill’s birthday© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin congratulated the day of birth of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and wished him well from all the capital’s residents.

Patriarch Kirill on Monday, 71 years. Your birthday, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church notes by a monk — worship.

«I congratulate you and all Muscovites wish to goodness you. Thank you very much for care about Moscow Muscovites. I always feel your support», — said the mayor of the Patriarch in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

In turn, Patriarch Kirill wished the mayor good luck in your work.

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill (secular name Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyaev) was born on 20 November 1946 in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). His father, Mikhail Gundyaev, was a priest, his mother — a teacher of German language at school. After graduating from high school in 1965 he entered the Leningrad theological Seminary, and then the Leningrad theological Academy, from which he graduated with honors in 1970 (now the St. Petersburg theological schools).

In 1976 he was elevated to the rank of Bishop of Vyborg, in 1977, to the rank of Archbishop. On 26 December 1984 he was appointed Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazma. Since 1988 — Archbishop of Smolensk and Kaliningrad. In 1989-2009 years was Chairman of the Department for external Church relations (2000 — Department for external Church relations), permanent member of the Holy Synod. 27 January 2009 the local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church elected Metropolitan Kirill as Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia.

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill (second from right) conducts the divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in his birthday. Second from left: Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavsky Paul, third from left: Metropolitan Krutitskii and Kolomna YuvenalySobyanin has congratulated Patriarch Kirill’s birthday© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill (second from right) conducts the divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in his birthday. Second from left: Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavsky Paul, third from left: Metropolitan Krutitskii and Kolomna Yuvenaly

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