ASIA/HOLY LAND - Patriarch Kirill: The Russian Orthodox Church supports the creation of the Palestinian State

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Moscow (Agenzia Fides) - The Russian Orthodox Church "expresses its support for the demands and aspirations of the Palestinians to create their own State, in implementation of UN resolutions". This is how Patriarch Kirill of Moscow reiterated the position in favor of the international recognition of the State of Palestine, which he supported already in the past and expressed in some official statements. The statements of Patriarch Kirill, reported by Russian media, were expressed during a meeting in Moscow between the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is in Russia for a four-day visit. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 14/04/2015)