On November 28, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church met with President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and Catholicos Karekin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The Russian Patriarch received a prestigious award
: the Order of St. Mestrop Mashtots.
From the article:
According to President Serzh Sargsyan’s decree, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was awarded a St. Mesrop Mashtots Order for his significant contribution to the deepening of traditional friendship between Armenia and Russia, reinforcement of ties between the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Orthodox Church of Russia, preservation and development of spiritual values.