Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend the commemoration of Brussels terror attacks victims
On 28 March 2016, over 1200 people gathered at the Catholic Cathedral of Ss Michael and Gudula in Brussels to commemorate the victims of the airport and metro terror attacks and to express solidarity with all those whom the tragedy has affected.
The commemoration, which was arranged by the leaders of the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant Churches of Belgium, gathered together the injured, the relatives of the victims, firemen, policemen, the Red Cross staff, and the Zaventem airport personnel who were the first to help the victims on that tragic day. 300 oil lamps were lighted in memory of the victims.
Archbishop Simon of Brussels and Belgium and the Very Revd. Dimitry Sizonenko, acting representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the European international institutions attended the commemoration on behalf of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Attending the ceremony were also representatives of the Belgian authorities, members of the diplomatic corps, and leaders of Jewish and Muslim communities.