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Condolences to President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev on the death of Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria

November 8, 2012

Vladimir Putin expressed his deepest condolences to President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev on the death of His Holiness Maxim, Patriarch of Bulgaria and Metropolitan of Sofia.

The message reads, in part:

“His Holiness Patriarch Maxim lived a long life, entirely devoted to the service to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and the Bulgarian people. During his tenure as Primate, which lasted for over four decades, he made an enormous contribution to the development of relations with the Russian Orthodox Church and the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between our two nations.”

November 8, 2012