Sunday, February 13, 2005

Ecumenical News: Patriarch Offers "Fraternal Prayer" for Pope's Health

(Official Web-Site of MP - Zenit - Vertograd : Moscow)

According to the Roman Catholic news service, Patriarch Alexei of Moscow offered his "fraternal prayer" for Pope John Paul II. Below is the text of the telegram to Pope John Paul II from Patriarch Alexei II of Moscow, which is available at the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate:

Your Holiness!

Please accept, your Holiness, the expression of our brotherly support in prayer in connection with the illness that has befallen you. May the most merciful God grant you healing and strengthen your forces in carrying the high office of the First Hierarch of the Roman Catholic Church, for the benefit of your flock and for the benefit of joint Christian service to peace and justice.

With Love in the Lord,
Patriarch Alexei of Moscow and All Russia