Atambayev invited the Patriarch Kirill to stay in Kyrgyzstan for another «two or three days»

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek AtambayevAtambayev invited the Patriarch Kirill to stay in Kyrgyzstan for another «two or three days»© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek the meeting on Monday with Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill said that the country will continue to build Orthodox churches, and invited him to remain in the country «for two or three days.»

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday, may 27, arrived in Bishkek, it was his first visit to Kyrgyzstan. On Sunday, the Patriarch consecrated the Holy resurrection Cathedral after its extensive renovation, and the Foundation stone of the new building of the gymnasium named after St. Vladimir.

«Glad to see you, your Holiness, and your team. I always remember how warmly you received me in Moscow, and I am very glad that we have such a good go here progress: finished, thank God, the repair of the Cathedral (Svyato-Voskresenskogo — ed.), open new churches and I think that will still be open,» — said Atambayev.

According to him, the authorities will also help in the construction of the Orthodox school.

«We do not regret. I am very pleased to welcome you, your Holiness. I hope you still love us tomorrow and you won’t leave, at least for two or three days, will remain» — the President added.

Patriarch Kirill thanked the President of Kyrgyzstan for the attention which provide the authorities of the Russian Orthodox Church.

«The presence of the Orthodox Church here forms a multinational, multi-religious dimension of the Kyrgyz society… I had the opportunity to communicate with the mufti, and with our clergy. Without any politeness and compliments, I can say that, of course, there is a unique atmosphere and relations between nationalities, between religions,» the Patriarch said.

He noted that this creates «stability of society», adding that «without the direct involvement of the President and the government to create such a design is quite difficult.» «I would also like to thank you for your personal involvement — you are a very modest man, but you were personally involved and assisted in the construction of temples,» — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Source