Telephone conversation of President of Russia Vladimir Putin with Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople
As part of his visit to the Republic of Turkey, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.
The Patriarch of Constantinople congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election and wished him a happy Easter.
The President of Russia conveyed to Bartholomew I best wishes from Patriarch Kirillof Moscow and All Russia and expressed special gratitude for his constant efforts to support unity of the Orthodox world.
Vladimir Putin went on to highlight proactive social and charitable activity by the Patriarch of Constantinople, specifically his major contribution to enabling the Russian-speaking community in Turkey to satisfy its religious needs.