Putin congratulated Orthodox Christians on Christmas
MOSCOW, January 7. /TASS/ — the President noted the positive role of the Russian Orthodox Church and other Christian denominations in the country.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated Orthodox Christians and all Russian citizens celebrating Christmas. This was reported in the press service of the Kremlin.
“I heartily congratulate you on Christmas, the President noted in a congratulatory telegram. This wonderful holiday gives people joy and hope, unites them around enduring spiritual and moral values, the traditions of mercy and charity. It is associated folk and family traditions, handed down from generation to generation. A sincere belief in the good changes and the fulfillment of cherished desires.”
The head of state noted that “the Russian Orthodox Church, other Christian denominations play an important, positive role in the life of our country, care about social harmony and strengthening the institution of family, education of youth”. “They do a lot to solve pressing social problems of harmonization of interethnic and inter-religious dialogue”. This fruitful and highly popular work deserves deep gratitude and respect, stated the President of the Russian Federation.
He wished Orthodox Christians and all Russian citizens celebrating Christmas, health, success, prosperity.
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