Re: Congratulations to Putin
- Not that it matters much, but I've seen an old photo album produced
to commemorate some past anniversary of Met. Laurus (it must have
been his 20 years as bishop, I forgot - I have that book at home).
There were many congratulatory notes there, including one from the
White House (pres. Reagan), the Governor of NY and many others. I
would think that it is quite natural and within the "protocol" for a
Church leader to congratulate the president and to be congratulated,
although these congratulations rarely gain as much publicity as the
one to Putin.