Medvedev noted the role of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in promoting dialogue between Church and state

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill before the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 20 Nov 2017Medvedev noted the role of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in promoting dialogue between Church and state© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on his birthday and noted that it is currently developing a constructive dialogue between the state and the Russian Orthodox Church, a congratulatory telegram posted on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

«Thanks to You, the government and the Russian Orthodox Church is developing constructive dialogue. Together do a lot to ensure that people in our country live better. Participate in important social and charitable projects, equip hospitals and shelters. Restore the monuments of history and culture. Joint efforts to educate young people to respect people of different religions and nationalities,» — said in greeting.

The head of government said that the years of primatial Ministry Kirill is important not only for the Church but for the whole country. «You can always call for peace and harmony, justice and mercy. With faith in your heart and lots of love seek to unite people around the values that are important for everyone. This is a great response in the society. Deserves the deepest gratitude,» he said.

According to Medvedev, the absolute merit of the Patriarch is a permanent interreligious, interfaith dialogue, consolidating the multimillion Russian world, the support countrymen for whom it is important to maintain contact with their Homeland, their cultural identity, traditions and native language.

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