His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to President Elect of the ARE:
Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Please accept my heartfelt greetings with your resounding victory in the presidential election.
You have become the head of the state at difficult time for the country and people and have been entrusted with a heavy responsibility for overcoming extremism and restoration of peace and civil accord. All suffering and destitute people need your protection, especially Christians who have undergone much trial and oppression.
I hope that your professional knowledge and a long service to the nation will help you justify people’s hopes for a better future.
I wish you success in your future work and peace and prosperity to people living in the ancient land of Egypt.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia