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MOSCOW, March 14 (Itar-Tass) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Pope Francis congratulating him upon his election to the papacy, the Kremlin press service said on Thursday.
“I am confident that constructive cooperation between Russia and Vatican will further successfully develop on the basis of Christian values unifying us,” he wrote in his congratulation.
Putin wished the new pope good health, wellbeing and “fruitful activity towards strengthening peace and promoting intercivilizational and interreligious dialogue.”
Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, 76, was chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday and took the name Pope Francis.