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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, over the devastating earthquake in southwestern China.

His Excellency Mr. Xi JINPING

President of the People’s Republic of China

 Your Excellency,

With sorrow I have taken the report about an earthquake that has happened at the Sichuan Province as a result of which many people have been killed or injured and a tangible damage has been done to the regional infrastructure.

Sincerely empathizing with the Chinese people in the trial that has befallen them, I ask you to convey the wishes of early recovery to the injured and the words of compassion and support to all those who have lost their relatives and loved ones.

May the All-Merciful Lord help all those who work to overcome the consequences of the natural disaster.


With profound condolences,

+ Kirill

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia