Azerbaijani Politics 11 january — 18:25

Baku hosts official reception over Christmas

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Baku and Azerbaijan Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church organized an official reception over Christmas, AzerTAC reports.

Addressing the event, Head of the Baku and Azerbaijan Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Alexander extended his congratulations on the occasion of Christmas, saying that, such events have become a tradition and is celebrated in Azerbaijan at a high level.

Archbishop Alexander emphasized that, 2017 was declared the year of "Islamic Solidarity" and in this regard Azerbaijan and many other countries hosted various meetings and events.

Stressing the problems that can have a negative impact on humanity, such as terrorism, Archbishop Alexander told that as religious figures, we must avoid using religion for political purposes.

Emphasizing that the Christmas is a holiday of peace, the archbishop said that like every year, President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Christians living in the country this year. He expressed confidence that under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev Azerbaijan will continue to develop in the conditions of stability and prosperity.

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