Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill gives communion to a Chinese woman... News PhotoAdult,Beijing,China - East Asia,Communion,Giving,Horizontal,Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow,Religion,Religious Service,Visit,WomenPhotographer 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)