Told Representative Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate, RIA Novosti reported.
Instead Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church will present head of the Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
” His Holiness Patriarch Kirill decided not to go, to avoid provocation. decided that the funeral will go to Kyiv Metropolitan Hilarion “, - the report says.
As you know, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), Metropolitan Vladimir died after an illness on July 5.
Metropolitan Funeral finish July 7 in the square before the Cathedral of the Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, after which he will be buried at the Lavra cemetery near the church of the Nativity of the Mother of God.