In this Sunday, April 22, 2012 file photo, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill addresses to believers outside the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Thousands have gathered at Moscow's main ... more 
In this Sunday, April 22, 2012 file photo, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill addresses to believers outside the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Thousands have gathered at Moscow's main cathedral to pray for the defense of the Russian Orthodox Church. Many say Putin, who returned to the presidency last week, has used the church as a potent tool in his command structure, allowing it to amass vast riches in return for unquestioning support of his policies and spiritual blessing for his leadership. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ivan Sekretarev
Sun, May 13, 2012 6:35 AM EDT