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Steven Seagal Praises Russian Orthodox Christianity, Attends International Church Conference

Hollywood actor Steven Seagal speaks highly of the Orthodox Church: "I think that Kirill is a great spiritual leader. I think that the Orthodox Christian religion is working wonderful for Russia, it’s a great religion"

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Though not yet a Christian himself, Hollywood actor Steven Seagal says that the Orthodox Christian Faith in Russia is "a great religion" and he says that Patriarch Kirill — the head of the Russian Orthodox Church —  is "a great spiritual leader." 

Steven Seagal in Moscow at the 8th International Faith & Word conference for Christian media

At a recent news conference, Seagal said, 

"I think that Kirill is a great spiritual leader. I think that the Orthodox Christian religion is working wonderful for Russia, it’s a great religion." 

Less than a week later, Seagal attended the 8th International Faith & Word media conference at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, where the keynote address was offered by Patriarch Kirill. 

Steven Seagal at the conference in Moscow with the Editor of Russian Faith

Born in the United States, and also a citizen of Serbia, actor Steven Seagal was granted Russian citizenship two years ago. He often comes to Russia, repeatedly expressing his affection for the country.

This summer, Steven Seagal was appointed by Russia as a special representative for humanitarian ties between Russia and the United States.

Steven Seagal with Russian President Vladimir Putin

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