His Holiness The Russian Patriarch Kiril expressed his condolences in connection with the death of pilgrims in the automobile catastrophe in Bulgaria. As a result of the tragedy that occurred on 25 August 2018 in the Iskar Gorge near the town of Svoge, 16 people were killed and 27 injured, the Moscow Patriarchate reported.
Your Holiness, beloved brother and fellowman before God’s throne!
With pain in my heart, I learned about a tragic car accident that took away the lives of a large group of pilgrims who visited the Seven Thrones. I give my deep condolences on behalf of the Bishops, the clergy, the monks, and the fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Lord Jesus Christ shall give rest to the perished, and receive them in the villages of the righteous, and shall give comfort to their relatives and friends“.
With brotherly love in Christ
+ KIRIL, Patriarch Moskovsky and all over Russia