Jan 21 2005 5:46PM
Patriarch congratulates Bush
MOSCOW. Jan 21 (Interfax) - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia
has congratulated George W. Bush on opening his second term in office,
saying he hopes that the U.S. president will care about the welfare of
Americans and all people on the planet.
"The power that you lead is one of the most influential ones in the
modern world. It is the one that in large part determines on what
foundation relations between peoples will be built," the patriarch said in
a greeting on Friday.
Alexy said he hopes that "Christian ideals of kindness and justice, peace
and mutual help, which are common for us, could be laid in the foundation
of the world system at the beginning of the new millenium."
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