Two Romanian militaries lost their lives and a the third one was wounded during a military action executed Saturday, 7 May 2016, in Kandahar, during the accomplishment of an instruction mission of the Afghan policemen – the Ministry of National Defence informs.
On this sad occasion, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania lifted prayers for the rest of the souls of the two militaries fallen on duty and addresses a message of prayer and compassion to the grieved families:
“It was with great sorrow that we learned about the passing away of two soldiers of the Romanian Army, first sergeant Iulian Dumitrescu and sergeant Adrian Vizireanu, killed Saturday, 7 May 2016, during a mission for re-establishing peace in Afghanistan.
At this time of great sorrow for the families and dear ones of the deceased soldiers, we pray Jesus Christ, our Lord Risen from the dead, to rest the souls of the two Romanian soldiers in the peace and love of God and to comfort and strengthen the mourning ones.
May their memory be eternal!
Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church
At the same time, the Patriarch of Romania urges all the Christian righteous faithful to join in prayer for the rest of the souls of the Romanian militaries fallen on duty.