The Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed its work on Wednesday

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry at the opening of the Synod of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. 29 Nov 2017The Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed its work on Wednesday© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The session of the hierarchical Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on the first day of his work lasted for more than eight hours.

As the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the Council was opened after 10: 00 and the end of the meeting, which lasted with break for dinner around 19.00.

With a major 70-page report made by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, this was followed by discussion. Presentations were also made to the Chairman of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, and some other senior hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Shortly before the end of the sessions of the Council received an anonymous message about mining of the building of the temple of Christ the Savior. The Synod’s work is not interrupted.

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