2020-04-13 11:48:00

Patriarch Kirill urges Christian leaders to guard people from coronavirus together

Moscow, April 13, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian has sent Easter greetings to heads of non-Orthodox churches.

"Sharing the joy of the feast with those who are near and who are far, let us join efforts to assert in society the intransient moral values, help those who suffer from injustice, who are persecuted or endangered by the spreading coronavirus infection," reads the patriarch's message to leaders of the Christian world who celebrate Easter on April 12 .

Among the addressees are Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church, Pope Francis of Rome, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, and others.

Patriarch Kirill wished his counterparts "spiritual and physical strength" and "peace and welfare" to their flock.