Patriarch Kirill expressed his condolences over the killing of cleric and nuns in Ukraine
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill expressed condolences in connection with the liquidation in Ukraine cleric of the Kyiv metropolis of the Roman priest of Nikolaev and nuns ascension Florovsky monastery of nuns Alevtina, informs the press service of the Moscow Patriarchate.
"Of particular concern is the fact that the murder of the priest and nuns made at the most appropriate time of ongoing seizures of churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and in public space sound fraudulent charges and danger in Her address to the clergy, monastics and laity, according to a statement, ? published on the Internet office of the Church.
The Patriarch expressed hope that law enforcement will conduct an objective and thorough trial of the crimes committed and the culprits will be found and brought to proper justice. Condolences were sent to the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry. In addition, the Patriarch addressed a petition to give condolences to the family of the murdered priest's Novel and superior Florovsky monastery abbess Antonia with her sisters. Recall, on Wednesday in Kiev, was found murdered nun Florovsky monastery of the Moscow Patriarchate. Her body found in the apartment with his hands tied. In addition, on Wednesday morning at the age of 40 years died a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) Roman Nikolaev, who on the night of July 26, was assassinated in Kiev. After the coup in Kiev the Ministers and churches of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine periodically targeted.