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Archbishop Alexander of Baku dies

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Archbishop of Baku and Azerbaijan Alexander (Alexander Ishchein) died. This is stated in the message of the Information Department of the Baku and Azerbaijan Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.

'On June 10, on the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, after a long and serious illness, at the age of 69, the great religious figure of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the first bishop of the revived Baku and Azerbaijan diocese, who preserved and strengthened Orthodoxy in Azerbaijan, died - His Eminence Alexander, Archbishop of Baku and Azerbaijan,' says the message.

It should be noted that during the Patriotic War, Alexander Ishchein conducted memorial services for those killed in the war.

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