Ilsur Metshin wishes Kazan Catholics and Protestants Happy Christmas
(KZN.RU, December 24) Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin wished the Catholics and Protestants of the capital of Tatarstan a Happy Christmas.
"I wish all the Catholics and members of the Protestant churches of Kazan a Merry Christmas!
The birth of Christ is a great, life-affirming event calling to the high ideals of love and charity and filling the hearts and souls of the faithful with spiritual joy and hope for the best.
Representatives of the different peoples living in Kazan and the different religions are making a huge contribution to the revival of age-old spiritual and cultural traditions of the modern multi-religious city. The interest in the national traditions and religious customs, the mutual understanding and respect among the people of different ethnicities and faiths are assets of the city of which we are proud.
During these bright and happy days I wish you health, peace, prosperity and progress in your good work," the message reads.