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Russian Orthodox patriarch lauds Chávez

Catholic World News - March 11, 2013

Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, who leads the largest of the Eastern Orthodox churches, has paid tribute to Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan president who clashed with the Catholic hierarchy.

Chávez, said Patriarch Kirill, “was one of the brightest contemporary political leaders, a sincere patriot of his country, who made a lot of effort to improve the living conditions of the Venezuelan people.”

Chávez “was well known in the world for his independent position and integrity” and attached “great importance to developing spiritual ties between peoples,” he added.

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