Russian President and his wife congratulated Patriarch Kirill on his Name Day

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On May 24, the day of commemoration of Saints Cyril and Methodius Slovenian teachers, in the Patriarchal Cathedral of Christ the Savior chambers Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill met with the President of Russia Medvedev. The head of state with his wife Medvedeva, congratulated the Primate on Saint’s Day.

“I am very glad to see you in good health, good mood – he said, in particular, the President of Russia. – I would like to wish you good health, physical strength, spiritual strength. ” Ministry of the Russian Orthodox Church – is a heavy cross, but very important for our country, “said Medvedev.

The President and his wife presented to His Holiness a bouquet of white roses and the book “The iconostasis of the Smolensk Cathedral of Novodevichy Convent.

In response, the Russian Orthodox Church said: “I sincerely thank you, Dmitry and Svetlana that you have found time in the day to wish me. All that is happening now in our country, aimed at consolidating our people, our society, to overcome the economic difficulties, the achievement of political stability, the revival of spirituality. A nation becomes stronger when all these components are balanced and working for the people. ”

Press office of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia