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The condolence letter to Pope of Rome Francis from Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (25.08.2016)

 To His Holiness
Pope of Rome Francis

Your Holiness,

On behalf of the Orthodox Church of Georgia and personally on my behalf, I would like to express our deep condolences in connection with the aftermath of the earthquake which took place in Perugia and in its vicinity, claiming the lives of so many people and leaving thousands homeless.

In these hard times for your people and your country, I would like you to know that you have our support and we share your pain.

Please convey our condolences to the families of the deceased and injured, to those who have suffered loss,and to the people of Italy.

We implore God that He may grant Italy and all the peoples of the world peace and His mercy.

Yours Sincerely,

Ilia ΙΙ,
Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia,
Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Metropolitan of Bitchvinta and Tskhum-Apkhazeti

25.08.2016