Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill opened an account on Odnoklassniki on his birthday. The page will be run by his press service. There will be posted quotes from the sermons of the patriarch, as well as videos and photos of events with his participation. Today Kirill turns 74 years old.
"Dear friends! Brothers and sisters! I cordially greet all of you and inform you that now my official page will be on the Odnoklassniki social network. ", - said in a message in the account of the patriarch.
The opening of the account is timed to coincide with the birthday of Patriarch Kirill, explained Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media. "We are convinced that the creation of this page will become an important element of the presence of the Primate of the Russian Church in the media space."- said Legoyda RIA Novosti.
Vladimir Legoyda recalled that the patriarch has accounts on Facebook and the social network VKontakte. Also earlier in the "Odnoklassniki" group opened "Talk to the priest", where representatives of the Russian Church answer the questions of believers using voice messages and video calls. This social network is one of the most popular in Russia, most of whose users are believers, added Legoyda.
Earlier on November 20, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that in the near future the head of state would congratulate Patriarch Kirill on his birthday.