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Thousands of people in a hurry to say goodbye to Alexei II

December 6 2008
21:18

Several thousands of believers with flowers lined up to say goodbye to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II, the coffin is taken a few hours ago at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Comes a lot of middle-aged and young people, some with young children. "We've been here for five hours," - said one of the believers, was standing right at the entrance to the temple grounds.

Tight turn surrounds the building, starting with Volkhonka continue to Soymonovsky lane along the waterfront and ends almost at the Great Stone Bridge under the walls of the Kremlin, turning on Lenivku.

Memorial service for Patriarch committed members of the Synod of the ROC, headed by elected Locum Tenens, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Kirill, wrote Pravda.ru.

Alexy II, more than 18 years headed the Russian Orthodox Church, died Friday, December 5, at his residence in suburban Peredelkino 80 th year of life.

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