To the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church,
To the Orthodox people of Bulgaria,
To the bereaved community,
Beloved in Christ brothers and sisters,
The death of His Eminence Kirill, Metropolitan of Varna, profoundly afflicted us, for an outstanding person left us – a kind Arch-pastor and wise servant of the Altar.
We bear vivid memories of the visit of His Eminence Kirill to Moldovan land, where we shared the joy of con-celebration of Divine Liturgy, praying together for the peace and prosperity of our two God-loving sister nations. Today, in the moments of heavy loss for the Bulgarian Orthodox Chuirch, we are with You in our hearts and prayers, and we pray in humility to our Lord Jesus Christ to repose in peace His servant, H.E. Metropolitan Kirill, in the HeavenlyKingdom, and to consolidate all those who are weeping for the death of this ever-commemorated Arch-pastor.
May the Lord forgive him!
With compassion, on behalf of the clergy and Orthodox people of the Republic of Moldova
+ Vladimir, Metropolitan of Chisinau and All Moldova