Moscow. August 22. INTERFAX – Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill exchanged gifts with Vatican Secretary of state cardinal Pietro Parolin, said Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
“An exchange of gifts. The Pope gave the Patriarch a souvenir, which depicts the vine,” he said to journalists on Tuesday after the meeting.
The Patriarch, in turn, gave the cardinal the icon of the virgin and his book “Freedom and responsibility” in Italian.
On Tuesday, Moscow hosted a meeting of Patriarch Kirill meets with cardinal P. Parolin.