In Moscow, Patriarch Kirill awarded the Dodon with the order of St. Sergius of Radonezh

© Photo : Facebook page of President Moldavites of Moscow and all Russia Kirill during the ceremony the President of Moldova Igor Dodon, the order of St. Sergius of Radonezh of II degree. October 31, 2018In Moscow, Patriarch Kirill awarded the Dodon with the order of St. Sergius of Radonezh© Photo : Facebook page of the President of Moldova

. The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon said that the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Wednesday handed him a Church order of St. Sergius II degree.

On Wednesday he paid a visit to Moscow.

«His Holiness handed me the order of St. Sergius of Radonezh of the second degree for attention to the active support of Church and community initiatives of the Moldovan Orthodox Church,» wrote an announcement on his page in Facebook.

According to him, he discussed with the Patriarch the issue of support to the Orthodox and family values in Moldova, as well as the terms of the pastoral visit of Patriarch Kirill to the Republic.

«I noted that our peoples have common spiritual values and we have common Orthodox Church. The Moldovan Church is an integral part of the Russian Orthodox Church. Okay, and I’m sure this will continue», added Dodon.

He also expressed hope that the visit of Patriarch in Moldova will take place in the near future.

Earlier it was reported that Patriarch Kirill will arrive in Moldova on 27 and 28 October and in addition to the capital first visit to the city Comrat and Balti. Then he said that the visit is postponed to a later date

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