His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over passenger plane crash in the Java Sea
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, over the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane crash in the Java Sea near Jakarta.
His Excellency Mr. Joko WIDODO
Republic of Indonesia
Dear Mr. President,
I was deeply grieved to learn about the crash of the Indonesian passenger plane near Jakarta which claimed the lives of dozens of people who were aboard.
Sharing the pain of this terrible tragedy with the people of Indonesia, I ask to convey my words of sincere compassion and consolation to the relatives and friends of the plane crash victims. May the All-Merciful God give them strength to endure the affliction that has befallen them.
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA