To: His Beatitude THEODOROS II
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa
Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant at God’s Altar:
I cordially congratulate You on the eighth anniversary of Your election to the Patriarchal throne of the Holy Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
From the height of the See of the glorious Evangelist Mark You have been spreading the light of Christ’s faith all over the African continent, visiting cities, towns and villages with apostolic zeal, and embracing numerous people with paternal love.
I zealously pray to the Most Merciful God to grant You spiritual and physical strength and abundant help in your primatial ministry and to bestow peace and well-being to your flock.
With brotherly love in Christ,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia