The Administrator of Parishes of the Patriarchal Deanery of the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkmenistan, Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk Feofilakt sent a message of congratulations to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in connection with one of the most important and revered Muslim holiday - Oraza Bayramy.
"This bright holiday of moral purification and perfection and man's desire to piety is an integral part of the world spiritual heritage, the message says. It encourages friendship and edification, kindness and compassion, help to the needy."
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports quoting the press service of the Smolensk Diocese, Bishop Feofilakt expressed confidence that the celebration of Oraza Bayramy will serve the spiritual renewal of Turkmenistan and all its people, and will bring peace, joy, prosperity and welfare into the life of state and people.
In his message, Bishop wished Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and all people of Turkmenistan good health, happiness, success, prosperity and abundant help of God.