Moscow, February 20 (Interfax) - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Kyiv next week at Ukrainian President-Elect Viktor Yanukovych's invitation to conduct a public prayer service at the Kyiv-Pechersk Laura monastery before Yanukovych's presidential inauguration.
"Metropolitan Vladimir of Kyiv and All Ukraine will also take part in the prayer service, which will take place on February 25," Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, a deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate's External Church Relations Department, told Interfax-Religion (www.interfax-religion.ru) on Saturday.
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