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Head of Russia’s Orthodox Church tests positive for COVID-19, suffers severe symptoms

Byharjotsinghjaspal

Oct 3, 2022
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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Church’s press service said on Friday.

The Church said Kirill, 75, had cancelled all his planned trips and events as he was suffering “severe symptoms” requiring bed rest and isolation. It said his condition was “satisfactory”.

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow conducts the Orthodox Christmas service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 6, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

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