Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eirenikon: Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) in Italy

From today:


Methropolite Hilarion Alfeyev (C) reads a message from Russian Patriarch Kirill I to Pope Benedict XVI prior to a concert in the Paolo VI hall at the Vatican on May 20, 2010, to mark the Russian day of culture and spirituality. (Getty/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI welcomes Methropolite Hilarion Alfeyev (R) prior to the concert offer by Russian Patriarch Kirill I in the Paolo VI hall at the Vatican on May 20, 2010, to mark the Russian day of culture and spirituality. (Getty/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI is greeted by Metropolita of Volokolamsk Hilarion Alfeyev (R) before of a concert in his honor offered by Russia's Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Paul VI hall at the Vatican May 20, 2010. (Reuters/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI (L) welcomes Methropolite Hilarion Alfeyev (C) as Italian actress Sofia Loren (2R) prior to the concert offered by Russian Patriarch Kirill I in the Paolo VI hall at the Vatican on May 20, 2010, to mark the Russian day of culture and spirituality. (Getty/Daylife)

Hilarion Alfeyev, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department of External Church Relations and permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow, background, looks at Pope Benedict XVI clapping during a concert dedicated to the pontiff by Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, in the hall Paul VI at the Vatican, Friday, May 20, 2010. (AP/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI, left, Hilarion Alfeyev, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department of External Church Relations and permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow, center, and German Cardinal Walter Kasper, right, applaud during a concert dedicated to the pontiff by Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, in the hall Paul VI at the Vatican, Thrusday, May 20, 2010. (AP/Daylife)

Pope Benedict XVI (L), flanked by Metropolite Hilarion Alfeyev (C), welcomes Italian actress Sofia Loren (R) at the end of the concert offered by Russian Patriarch Kirill I in the Paolo VI hall at the Vatican on May 20, 2010, to mark the russian day of culture and spirituality. (Getty/Daylife)

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