Patriarch Kirill shocked by gruesome killing of Catholic priest in Rouen, wishes people of France peace and blessings

admin | 27 July 2016
Moscow, July 27, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has offered words of support to the people of France in regard to the hostage-taking during a mass in a church in Rouen and the killing by terrorists of priest Jacques Hamel.

“This outrageous crime was committed in a holy place and it shocks by its inhumane cruelty and the fact that it is against all moral norms. There is no and there can be no justification for it,” the patriarch said in his message of condolence to Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, issued by the patriarch’s press service.

The patriarch wished for God to “rest His servant’s soul in the heavenly abodes,” comfort and support everyone hurt and give peace and blessings to the people of France.

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