To the families and friends of the victims in the terror actions in the capital of Mali
Dear brothers and sisters, with profound sorrow have I learnt about the monstrous terror action in which your relative and loved ones were killed.
Please accept my sincere condolences upon the tragedy that has befallen you.
I pray to the All-Merciful Lord for the repose of the dead. May the Lord grant spiritual courage and staunchness to all the relatives and friends of the victims in the trial that has befallen you, and to the wounded I wish fortitude and early recovery.
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA