Putin thanked the Patriarch for his cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Easter Sunday, expressing gratitude for the cooperation during dissemination of coronavirus infections, reports a press-service of the Kremlin.

"I Want to Express my deep appreciation for Your tireless and responsible work, for great personal contribution to the preservation of public peace and harmony, improving inter-ethnic and inter-religious dialogue, the preservation of lasting moral family values, education of youth. And, of course, for the fruitful cooperation in the current difficult period, when it is so important to unite efforts to confront the serious challenges to protect the health and welfare of the people", – said in the telegram.

The President also noted the rich spiritual traditions of Easter celebrations in Russia, which for centuries have carefully handed down from generation to generation.

"during the holidays people’s hearts are filled with light special feelings that strengthen their faith, encourage good works and undertakings," the President added.

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