His Holiness Patriarch Kiril expresses condolences to Primate of Orthodox Church of Constantinople over terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey

Source: DECR
Natalya Mihailova | 24 August 2016
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack committed in Gaziantep. The text of the letter is given below.

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

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