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Press Release – Message to the Faithful of the Orthodox Churches

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO

April 18, 2020

Message to the Faithful of the Orthodox Churches

Susan and I send you Easter greetings and wish you the joy of this Blessed Season.  Although churches around the globe have been empty recently, the faith of believers fills the world each and every day.  May your faith strengthen your hope as well as your resolve during our struggle in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, which torments the whole world, irrespective of ethnicity, race, or religion.

The United States stands with you in your suffering and will work tirelessly with the global community to rid the world of this pestilence.

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