Azerbaijani Politics 11 june — 15:04

Ilham and Mehriban Aliyev condole with Patriarch Kirill

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva expressed condolences to His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, in connection with the death of Archbishop of Baku and Azerbaijan Alexander.

The text of the condolence reads: 'We were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Archbishop of Baku and Azerbaijan Eparchy Alexander. Archbishop Alexander’s tireless activities, bright preaching talent, and his great personal contribution to the strengthening of Azerbaijan-Russia friendship, interfaith solidarity and tolerance have rightly earned him deep respect among the representatives of various nations and religions. His memory will always live in our hearts. Your Holiness, please accept, in this sorrowful time, our deepest condolences over this heavy loss.'

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