Patriarch Kirill of Moscow facts for kids
|Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus'|
Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus', at his enthronement on 1 February 2009
|Church||Russian Orthodox Church|
|Enthroned||1 February 2009|
|Ordination||7 April 1969|
|Consecration||14 March 1976
by Nikodim (Rotov)
|Birth name||Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev|
|Born||20 November 1946
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Kirill or Cyril (Russian: Кирилл, secular name Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev, Russian: Владимир Михайлович Гундяев; born 20 November 1946) is a Russian Orthodox bishop. He became Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on 1 February 2009.
Before becoming Patriarch, Kirill was Archbishop (later Metropolitan) of Smolensk and Kaliningrad from 26 December 1984. He was also Chairman of the Russian Orthodox Church's Department for External Church Relations and a permanent member of the Holy Synod beginning in 1989.
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Vladimir Putin, Metropolitan Kirill and Xenia Sheremetyeva-Yusupova, October 2001
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