Moderniser is favourite to lead Russian church, says the headline in todayâ€™s Guardian. The online edition sadly does not include the photograph of dynamic thrusting modernist Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk which appeared in the paper. But do not fret. I have found one, so readersâ€™ jaws can drop at the breathtaking modernity of the man they call â€œMetropolitan Kirill of Smolenskâ€. Thatâ€™s him on the right, in the oh so modern colourful robes, unlike the hopelessly passÃ© figures next to him, who look positively mediaeval in their black garb. On the other hand, they might be beatniks, and itâ€™s Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk whoâ€™s behind the times, daddy-o.