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Russian patriarch pays tribute to Fidel Castro

August 18, 2016

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church offered “cordial congratulations” to Fidel Castro on his 90th birthday.

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The Communist leader ruled Cuba from 1959 until 2008.

“For the past years you have gained a precious experience of public administration and a great authority both inside and outside your Motherland and have written your name in the chronicle of both the Cuban and the world history,” said Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.

“To a considerable extent it is through your personal participation that friendly relations have been established between the peoples of Russia and Cuba,” he added. “The Russian Orthodox [Church] is grateful to you for the attention you give to the Orthodox Christians in Cuba.”


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