10411Re: [orthodox-synod] Congratulations to Putin
- Apr 1, 2004Nicholas Zaharov wrote:
> > >If George W. Bush is re-elected in the near future, I wonder ifcongratulations. I'm
> > >Metropolitan Laurus will also send him a letter of
> > >guessing, though, our Church will not need to do this.JRS: In 1972, when President Nixon was reelected, Archbishop Nikon
(Rklitsky) of Washington and Florida, vice-President of the Synod of
Bishops, wrote him a letter of congratulation.
As Vl. Nikon's secretary, I prepared that letter for his signature.
There was a brief, but polite, reply, signed by President Nixon.
Fr. John R. Shaw
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