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

Your Eminence, dear Vladyka!

I cordially greet You with an anniversary of your installment to the See of the Archbishops of Finland.

Performing primatial ministry on the land of Suomi You aspire to give an example of good pastor of the sheep of Christ and offer up prayers to the Lord about the consolidation of your contemporaries in Orthodox faith and piety.

On this memorable day I wish Your Eminence good health, peace of the soul and God’s help in your archpastoral labours in future.

With love in Christ,