His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to French President Francois Hollande, on the occasion of the terrorist attacks in Paris, which left numerous casualties and injured.
“Today, when our nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we remember with gratitude that our sons and daughters were rescued by the French navy during the defense of Musaler; and along with our indebtedness, offer the sincere sympathy and condolences of our nation to the families and relatives of the French nation.
We strongly condemn the terrorist actions against innocent French civilians. Terrorism knows no nationality and is aimed at all of humanity, at the world’s well-being, and at the safe and creative coexistence of people and nations. We believe that your leadership will guide France to prevail over this situation, and that the people of France will overcome the pain of loss and continue to fight resolutely against terrorism inflicted upon humanity, to prevent future atrocities and crimes”, said His Holiness in condolence.
His Holiness asked that the Heavenly Lord grant peace to the souls of the dead and comfort their relatives, and give a speedy recovery to the victims of the terrorist attacks.