Friday, January 30, 2009

And the Patriarch of Moscow Is....

Met. KIRILL, elected Patriarch of Moscow on Tuesday

Of course, most of you heard days ago, but in case you did not: Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad has been elected Patriarch of Moscow. Kirill received 508 votes, with Metropolitan Kliment of Kaluga and Borovsk receiving 169. According to one news source, "Shortly before results were announced Vesti TV reported a miracle—the Cathedral’s Mother of God Icon began 'streaming myrrh very intensively.'" I know little about him, and nothing of his view of the Western Rite, but may God lead His servant and grant him many years.

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