Patriarch Kirill in Rio de Janeiro

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, centre, at the Christ the Redeemer Statue at the peak of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, centre, at the Christ the Redeemer Statue at the peak of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, centre, at the Christ the Redeemer Statue at the peak of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, centre, at the Christ the Redeemer Statue at the peak of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

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