Patriarch Kirill on formal visit to Alexandria Patriarchate

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (foto) will begin a three-day official visit to the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa on Saturday.
The head of the Russian Church will visit the Patriarchate in Alexandria at noon on Saturday shortly after his arrival at the city’s international airport and will be received by Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa.
On Sunday, they will officiate in a mass at the Annunciation Cathedral in Alexandria where Patriarch Kirill will receive the Grand Cross of Apostle Mark the Evangelist, the supreme honorary distinction awarded by the Patriarchate of Alexandria.
Following a formal luncheon at the Patriarchate at noon on Sunday, the two Patriarchs will depart for Cairo.
On Monday, the last day of his visit, the Patriarch of Moscow will meet with Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Sheikh of al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb.
Before departing for Moscow, Kirill, accompanied by the Patriarch of Alexandria, will visit the historical Monastery of St George in the Old City of Cairo.
(source: ana-mpa)