MOSCOW: November 24, 2009
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Congratulates Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America on his 55th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill on his 55th birthday. 

"Your contributions towards the good efforts towards establishing church unity is a worthy example of the work of an archpastor who cares for the benefit of the people of God," says the congratulatory message from the Patriarch. 

In view of his earnest labors and his 55th birthday, Archbishop Kyrill is being awarded the Second Order of St Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomensk.

Press Service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia