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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland on the eleventh anniversary of his enthronement. The full text is given below.

Your Eminence:

I wholeheartedly greet You with Your Name Day.

An example of the life of St. Leo, whose name You bear, inspires Your Eminence to work for the strengthening and spreading of Holy Orthodoxy in Finland.

On the commemoration day of Your heavenly patron, I prayerfully wish You peace, good health, and abundant spiritual gifts for many and good years.

With love in the Lord,


Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia