Patriarch Kirill of Moscow visits Antarctica, meets penguins


Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill visited Bellingshausen Station, a Russian Antarctic station at Collins Harbour, on King George Island of the South Shetland Islands. There he had a walk in the company of penguins.

The Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox church of the Holy Trinity on King George Island that is called call Waterloo by Russians. The church was built in 2002 for the Russian scientists working in Antarctica.

On February 12, Patriarch of Moscow Kirill and Pope Francis signed a joint declaration in Havana. The document mentioned the conflict in Ukraine., phot.

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