Patriarch Kirill prayer remembers those killed in Sunday’s shooting in Texas Church

Moscow. 7 Nov. INTERFAX – Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill expressed his condolences to the President of the United States Donald Trump in connection with the tragedy in a Baptist Church in Texas.

“Pray that the merciful and loving God comfort all the bereaved and grant speedy healing to the wounded,” writes the Patriarch in his message to the American leader.

The Primate of the Russian Church noted that “it is the horrible crime committed in a Holy Christian Sunday afternoon and claimed the lives of dozens of innocent people, including helpless old men, women and children, is striking in its dyavolskoe cruelty and perfidy”.

Patriarch Kirill expressed the conviction that such acts of violence, there can be no justification.

“Deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred at the Baptist Church of the city of Sutherland springs, Texas, and extend to You and the entire American people sincere condolences”, – reads the statement of the Patriarch.