Patriarch Kirill will attend a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church this summer in Yekaterinburg.
“This year several meetings of the Synod will be held in different cities across Russia. This is due to the development which is currently taking place in the Russian Church, in particular, the creation of new dioceses. The assembly of the supreme body of church management will be held Ekaterinburg, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Minsk”, the press secretary of the patriarch, priest Alexander Volkov, said.
According to Alexander Volkov, all the meetings listed “will have a planned agenda.” In Yekaterinburg, the meeting of the Holy Synod “will finally make a decision to recognise the royal remains.”
It has already been confirmed that Patriarch Kirill will take part in the centenary on the night of 16/17 July 2018. It is yet unconfirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will also participate in the events marking the 100th anniversary of the murders.