His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, offered the president of the USA his condolences on the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
A heavily armed young man barged into his former high school on February 14, 2018, opening fire on terrified students and teachers and leaving a death toll of 17 and 14 students heavily injured.
“To His Excellency the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump,
Your Excellency, dear Mr. President,
It gave me extreme pain to hear about the terrible crime occurred in Florida, which resulted in the death and injury of children.
I express my sincere condolences to you, parents that lost their children, and to all relatives and close ones of the victims.
On these sorrowful days I pray to the Lord so He may strengthen those who were affected by this disaster, and give them courage and strength to survive this terrible ordeal.
My deep condolences,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.”
This article was translated from Russian.