Putin: Russian Orthodox Church’s contribution to rebuilding cultural and spiritual centers in Syria is essential

Moscow, SANA – Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the necessity for the Russian Orthodox Church standing by Syria and supporting the reconstruction process for spiritual and cultural centers destroyed due to the terrorist war on the country.

“I do hope that the Russian Orthodox Church, with reliance on its authority in the world, will be able to promote concerted action by the international community for the sake of Syria’s revival, for providing humanitarian assistance to its citizens, and for restoring its ruined cultural and spiritual centers,” Putin said in a speech at the Congress of Bishops in Moscow on Friday.

The Russian President pointed out that he discussed these issues with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow often.

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