2018-04-04 16:59:00

Putin thanks Patriarch of Constantinople for supporting unity of the Orthodox world - Kremlin

Moscow, April 4, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Turkey had a phone talk with Patriarchate Bartholomew of Constantinople, press service of the Russian President reports.

"Patriarch of Constantinople congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory at the presidential elections and on coming Easter holidays. The head of the Russian state conveyed Patriarch Bartholomew best wishes from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and said special thanks for supporting the unity of Orthodox world," the message reads.

Active public and charitable activity of Constantinople Patriarch was also mentioned, especially his great contribution to responding religious needs of Russian-speaking community in Turkey.