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,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia