Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes a result of the old year is that the most serious world problems have found settlement.
"Perhaps, the greatest problems that our country and the whole world
faced started settling thanks to God's grace. First of all, I mean very
dangerous political situation in the Middle East, in Syria," the
patriarch said at the session of Supreme Church Council.
According to him, Russia and some other countries that belong to the
canonical care of the Russian Church were in a difficult situation in
the old year, "but in spite of many sorrows and difficulties, which we
went through, this year has been successful."
The primate believes that "there have been certain changes that saved
this crisis and the whole human race from perhaps very dangerous