Patriarchal condolences to President XI Jinping over the tragedy in Kunshan

Source: DECR
Natalya Mihailova | 04 August 2014
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of condolences to President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China over the explosion at a factory in the city of Kunshan, in which tens of people have been killed and injured:
Patriarchal condolences to President XI Jinping over the tragedy in Kunshan

Your Excellency,

Please accept my profound condolences over the tragedy that has befallen your country – an explosion at a factory in Kunshan in which tens of people were killed and injured.

I wish the leaders of the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese people fortitude and physical strength in overcoming the consequences of the disaster. I pray that the injured may be healed and those who have lost their relatives and loved ones may find consolation. I hope that they will be given all the necessary help.

Your Excellency, kindly convey my words of compassion and support to all the people of China, especially to the families of those who have been directly affected by this misfortune.

With sincere condolences,

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