Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over the earthquake in western Turkey
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has expressed condolences to President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the death toll caused by a destructive earthquake in the Izmir Province.
His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Republic of Turkey
Your Excellency, dear Mr. President,
With pain in my heart I have learnt about the destructive earthquake in the Izmir Province. The element has taken the lives of people and many of the victims happened to lie in hospitals and caused a considerable damage to apartment houses, city facilities and infrastructure. Please accept my sincere condolences.
I am grieving together with the Turkish people and the relatives and loved ones of the victims. Please convey them the words of consolation and support, and my wishes of a speedy recovery to the injured, and physical and spiritual fortitude to those who are working to remove the debris.
With profound condolences,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia