Day of St. Cyril and Methodius observed in Rome


In honor of the Day of All-Slavic educators St. Cyril and Methodius, May 24, delegations of Macedonia and Bulgaria laid wreaths on St. Cyril’s tomb at the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome.

The delegations were led by the ambassadors of the Holy See and the Italian Republic, Aleksandar Spirkovski and Magdalena Dimova, as well as their Bulgarian counterparts, Ambassadors Bogdan Patasev and Todor Stojanov. Embassy staff were also present, and the delegations were welcomed by Father Stephen Hutchinson, priest at the San Clemente Basilica.

The heads of delegations gave short speeches, marking the 1151st anniversary of the death of St. Cyril in Rome, his history, the importance of the holy brothers educators for the overall Slavic literacy, but also for the history and rapprochement of the Macedonian and Bulgarian people, as well as the basis they create for building good neighborly relations in the future.

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