Patriarch Kirill I van Moskou

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill gives communion to a Chinese woman... Nieuwsfoto'sBezoek,China,Geloof,Geven,Heilige communie,Horizontaal,Patriarch Kirill I van Moskou,Peking,Religieuze dienst,Volwassen,Volwassen vrouwenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRussian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (L) gives communion to a Chinese woman as he conducts a service at the Russian Embassy in Beijing during his first ever visit to China on May 12, 2013. Patriarch Kirill is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin who survived Communist repression and made the church into one of the more powerful institutions of the post-Soviet state. The 65-year-old native of Putin's Saint Petersburg was selected for the high post in 2009 and embarked on a campaign to spread the Russian faith both inside the country and abroad. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)