Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill prepares to conduct an Orthodox Epiphany service at the Epiphany Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

Patriarch Kirill worked for the KGB in the 1970s, Swiss media reports

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, a close supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, worked for the Russian intelligence service in Switzerland in the 1970s, according to two Swiss newspapers, citing declassified archives.