Putin was the first to come to the Council of bishops

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin was the first to come to the Council of bishops© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

«There,» he replied to the question whether the President plans to visit the Episcopal Cathedral.

In turn, the press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest Alexander Volkov said to RIA Novosti that this will happen for the first time.

Answering the question about your previous meetings between Vladimir Putin and the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, and came to Moscow by the primates and representatives of local Orthodox churches in the world, Volkov has specified that these meetings took place in the Kremlin.

The Council of bishops will be held from 29 November to 2 December and will gather people from the entire Orthodox world, and on 4 December, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill will lead a solemn mass in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, on which hundreds of bishops from around the world.

Meeting of the Council of bishops will be held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, they are traditionally headed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. For four days the Council should answer the most topical issues of modern spiritual and social life — as a monk living with the Internet, how many times can you marry the Orthodox and why to teach culture in schools.

The bishops ‘ Council of the Supreme body of the hierarchic governance, convened by the Patriarch and Synod at least once every four years. This year the participants will remember not only the revival of the Patriarchate in Russia in 1917, after more than 200-year Synodal period (subordination of Church to state), but also the centenary of the local Council of the ROC, which was elected the new Patriarch Tikhon, and the centenary of the revolutionary events and the subsequent atheistic persecution.

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