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Congratulations to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Easter

April 16, 2017

Vladimir Putin congratulated Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Easter.

The message of congratulations reads, in part:

“The great Easter holiday awakens the kindest feelings in the hearts of people, unites Orthodox believers around spiritual and moral ideals.

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for your longstanding self-sacrificing work as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, highlight your large contribution in developing cooperation between the Church and the state in such spheres as culture and education, while striving to strengthen family institution, enlightenment, mercy and charity.”

April 16, 2017