Primate of Russian Orthodox Church expresses concern over detention of Archimandrite Ephrem, abbot of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to H.E. Karolos Papoulias, President of the Hellenic Republic, expressing concern over the detention of the abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery of the Annunciation on the Holy Mount Athos. The text of the message is given below.