Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the Fifth Anniversary of the Signing of the Act of Canonical Communion
[May 17, 2012]
During the course of the last century our Homeland and Church were subjected to incredible trials. Churches were destroyed, sacred objects were desecrated, God-given human freedom was trampled upon, the raiment of the Church was torn apart by both internal and external enemies. Millions of our co-citizens died in a fratricidal conflict. A great host of New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia were brought to death in the name of Christ by the savagery of the godless persecutors.
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