His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences in connection with the death of believers in the fire that broke out in Abu-Seifein Church in Cairo.
HIS HOLINESS TAWADROS II
POPE OF ALEXANDRIA
AND PATRIARCH OF THE SEE OF SAINT MARK
IN ALL AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Dear Brother in Christ,
It grieved my heart to learn the sad news that the fire had broken out in Abu-Seifein Church in Cairo, killing dozens of parishioners and injuring many people.
May God the Lover of mankind show mercy to the souls of the victims and help all those affected by the calamity to endure this affliction with fortitude, patience, Christian hope and firmness of spirit.
With brotherly love in the Lord and sincere condolences,
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA