Bucharest, 5 April 2017
His Beatitude KIRILL,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
With deep sorrow we learned of the tragic explosion on the 3rd of April 2017, in an underground station, in the city of Sankt Petersburg, which resulted in 14 dead and 51 wounded.
On behalf of the hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church we express our sincere compassion and solidarity with the bereaved families and the entire Russian people, whose Church is pastorally cared for by Your Beatitude.
We pray the Merciful God to rest in His peace and love the souls of the deceased and give the wounded a good recovery.
With brotherly love in Christ the Lord,
Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church