In this handout photo released by Russian Orthodox Church Press Service, Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill presides over a meeting of the church’s Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church’s top hierarchs mulled a response to a decision by Orthodox Christianity’s leading body to send two envoys to Ukraine. (Sergey Vlasov, Russian Orthodox Church Press Service via AP)
In this handout photo released by Russian Orthodox Church Press Service, Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill presides over a meeting of the church’s Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church’s top hierarchs mulled a response to a decision by Orthodox Christianity’s leading body to send two envoys to Ukraine. (Sergey Vlasov, Russian Orthodox Church Press Service via AP) Sergey Vlasov AP
In this handout photo released by Russian Orthodox Church Press Service, Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill presides over a meeting of the church’s Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church’s top hierarchs mulled a response to a decision by Orthodox Christianity’s leading body to send two envoys to Ukraine. (Sergey Vlasov, Russian Orthodox Church Press Service via AP) Sergey Vlasov AP

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