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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian expressed condolences to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani over the crash of passenger airliner on February 18, 2018, in the Isfahan province. There were 66 people on board; they all died.

His Excellency Mr. HASSAN ROUHANI


Islamic Republic of Iran


Your Excellency

Dear Mr. President,

It is with pain in my heart that I took in the sorrowful news about the crash of a passenger airliner in the Isfahan Province, in which dozens of people died.

I empathize with you and all the people of Iran who have suffered such a heavy loss.

Kindly convey my words of support and consolation to the families and loved ones of the victims of the air crash.

With profound condolences,


+ Kirill

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia