Moldova wants to spread Orthodox faith on its soil
15:04 | 13/ 11/ 2005
CHISINAU, November 13 (RIA Novosti) - Moldova will make all possible
efforts to strengthen the influence of the Orthodox Church on its
soil, Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin said Sunday.
Voronin attended a liturgy in the capital of the country, Chisinau,
held by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexiy II, who is staying
in Moldova on a pastoral visit.
"We cannot build our common home [the Republic of Moldova] without
faith," Voronin said.
"We appreciate your efforts aimed at the country's spiritual
rebirth," the Patriarch said. "We appreciate the efforts of Vladimir
Voronin to rebuild Moldova spiritually by restoring sacred places
that had been destroyed in the past," the Patriarch said.
Alexiy II awarded Voronin with the 1st degree Order of Blessed
Prince Dmitry Donskoy.