Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Council of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill means something to him, although sometimes he may argue with the head of the ROC.
Fate. Smolensk priests of Patriarch Kirill
“I can’t say that I’m completely, entirely, one hundred percent always agree with him. We can sometimes argue about something, but in General, our views are very close. It’s very much can be learned, and his advice means a lot to me,” – said the head of state in the film “the Patriarch”, a fragment of which was shown in the program “Vesti Nedeli”.
Putin noted that the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church – a very intelligent man, educated and deep, so it is interesting to talk on almost any subject.
Sunday, November 20, Patriarch Kirill was 70 years old. Vladimir Putin congratulated the priest telegram. The President said his contribution to the development of interreligious and interethnic dialogue, as well as to the strengthening of peace and social harmony in Russia. The President awarded the Patriarch the order “For merits before Fatherland” I degree.