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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences over deadly earthquake in northwest China

DECR Communication Service, 19/12/2023

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the Chinese leader after deadly earthquake had hit northwest China. The text of the letter is given below:

His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping
President
People’s Republic of China

Your Excellency,

I was deeply sorrowed to learn of the devastating earthquake that had hit northwest China. Please accept my sincere condolences! I share the grief of relatives and friends of the victims and those affected by the natural disaster, as well as of all Chinese people.

In my prayers I wish the soonest recovery to the injured who are now in hospitals. I also wish fortitude and strength to rescue workers and medical professionals who are doing their duty.

With deep condolences,

+KIRILL
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

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