Ecumenical Patriarch Offers Condolences to President of Ukraine

FILE - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of world's Orthodox Christians. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

CONSTANTINOPLE – His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in a letter to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, expressed his deep sorrow over the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash that claimed the lives of 176 passengers early in the morning of Wednesday, January 8.

The Ecumenical Patriarch expressed his heartfelt condolences and the sympathy and support of the Mother Church, praying to God for the repose of the souls of the victims coming from seven countries, and to give courage to their families to deal with their grief.


  1. How about the former leader of the Greek Orthodox Church and now acknowledged U.S state department ooperative extending his condolences to the .. Iranian families who died on the Ukrainian airliner…because the U.S incited war with Iran..and created the accident by the Iranian military ..who thought they were shooting down another Drone bomber from America response to Iran’s retaliatory bombing of U.S bases for the act of war by Donald Trump in bombing a military attache of Iranian and Iraqi military meeting on proposal to reduce Tensions between Saudi Arabia, and Iran!

    Did the disgrace to the original church of Christ ..send condolences to the leaders of Iran and Iraq and families of the 6 Iranians and Iraq killed by the bombs of Donald Trump!

    Did the disgrace to the original church of Christ ..send condolences to the Dr. Assad ..the president of Syria for the slaughter of Orthodox Christians and Muslims of Syria.for the war crimes bombing by Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahue of the Jewish State of Israel !

    Finally…did this disgrace to the original church of Christ … send condolences to the leaders of Iran for the shooting down of a commercial Iranian airliner by George Bush in international waters which killed 300 Iranian men , women and children! Did you fraud? To this Day ..while admitting they did it .. Bush has never apologized to the Iranian people, and should have been prosecuted!!

    I will continue to serve Christ..despite you!

  2. Bartholomew never condemned the 75 day NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. He never condemned attacks on the Serbs in Kosovo by the Kosovo Liberation Army nor the support NATO gave for the tearing away from Serbia of its holiest land of Kosovo with its countless Byzantine monasteries and churches, nor did Bartholomew condemn the so-called ‘independence’ of Kosovo. Bartholomew is a tool of the U. S. State Department.

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