Patriarch hopes Russians will be given access to sacred places in Palestine
04 May 2006, 09:33 Patriarch hopes Russians will be given access to sacred places in Palestine
Moscow, May 3, Interfax - Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Alexy II has aid that he hopes that Russian believers will be given access to sacred places in Palestine.
At a Wednesday meeting in Moscow with Palestinian ambassador Baker Abdel Munem he said that the Moscow Patriarchate had built a hotel for Russian Orthodox pilgrims in Bethlehem.
He voiced support for the aspiration of the Palestinian people to unity, the official site of the Moscow Patriarchate reports.
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