Turkmenistan together with Russia Mourns Over Death of Patriarch Alexi II- Turkmen President

Politics Materials 8 December 2008 15:14 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashkhabad, 8 Dec / Trend , corr . S.Kurbanov /"We deeply mourn over the irreplaceable loss in the name of the Patriarch Alexi II ," the Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimukhammedov wrote in the letter to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev due to death of the Patriarch of all-Russia Alexi II.

"His activity gave huge mutual understanding among peoples of the world regardless of confession and religion," is stated in the letter.

During the lifetime of Alexi II orthodox arrivals in Turkmenistan passed into conducting of the holiest Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. Thus far they were in the composition of Tashkent and Central-Asian diocese. In May 2008, Berdimukhammedov received the metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Cyril, who recently was elected Guardian of Patriarchal Altar, in Ashkhabad.

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