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Patriach Kirill Of Moscow Due In Belgrade For Three-Day Visit

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, is due to arrive in Belgrade on November 14 for a three-day visit.

His schedule calls for meetings with Serbian government officials as well as members of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

He plans to take part in the dedication of a Russian necropolis and a monument in Belgrade to Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia under the Romanov dynasty.

He also plans to visit the University of Belgrade and the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, an ecclesiastical embassy church in the Serbian capital.

Together with Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, Patriarch Kirill also is to perform a liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade.

Based on reporting by Interfax and Tanjug