Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
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1929 – Alexius II was born in Tallinn, Estonia on the 23rd of February.
1949 – Attended and graduated from Leningrad clerical seminary.
1950 – Ordained as a deacon.
1953 – Attended and graduated from Leningrad clerical academy.
1961 – Became the Bishop of Tallinn and Estonia on the 14th of August.
1964 – Promoted to Archbishop on the 23rd of June.
1968 – Became Russian Orthodox metropolitan of Tallinn at the age of 39 on the 25th of February.
1986 – Became Russian Orthodox metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod.
1990 – Became the new Russian Orthodox patriarch of Moscow of The Russian Orthodox Church.