2010-03-15 15:41:00

Patriarch Kirill's message to Archbishop of Constantinople - the New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew after the earthquake

Your Holiness, beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant,

During the salutary season of Lent I send You this brotherly message, being grieved over the earthquake in eastern Turkey that claimed over fifty human lives and caused physical and mental suffering to many people.

I express my condolences to Your Holiness over this tragedy and, together with You, offer up prayers to the All-Merciful Lord for the soonest overcoming of the consequences of this natural calamity and for the recovery of the wounded.

With brotherly love in the Lord,


+ KIRILL,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia