His Holiness is deeply saddened with the tragedy in Kerch


His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill is deeply saddened with the death of people in Kerch Polytechnic College. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church prayed for the repose of the victims, comforting their relatives and for the speedy healing of injuries, and also asked to convey words of support to all those affected, said the head of the Press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia priest Alexander Volkov.

At the scene are employees of the social Department of the diocese of Feodosiya. Metropolitan Feodosia and Kerch Platon blessed the priests and parishioners to provide all necessary assistance to the victims and their families, according to Diakonia.

On the afternoon of 17 October 2018 in the Kerch Polytechnic College one of the students opened fire, then killed himself. According to the latest media reports, 18 people were killed, 47 were injured. In the Crimea in connection with the tragedy, announced three days of mourning.

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