Your Holiness, Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant,
My heart echoed with pain as I learned about the terrorist attack in Gaziantep that had claimed the lives of more than fifty people and had left many people injured.
Sharing with you and the Turkish people your grief, I offer my sincere condolences to all those affected by this awful tragedy.
May the Merciful Lord grant peace and wellbeing to the land of Turkey.
With fraternal love in Christ,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia