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Moscow patriarch condemns Nice massacre as an insane act

The Russian Orthodox Primate extends his condolences to the families of the victims, calling for reflection on what is happening “to the human race".

Moscow (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow, has added his voice to condemn the Nice attack and extend his condolences to the families of the 84 people who were killed, including ten children, on Thursday, Bastille Day. One of the dead was a Russian citizen.

"A terrible terrorist attack, an insane act of terror occurred in Nice," the patriarch said ahead of a Holy Synod meeting in Moscow.

“All of us have to ponder over what is happening to the human civilisation, the human race," he lamented.

“Killing civilians has always been considered a crime, and here the murder of innocent people is the main method of waging a war,” he noted.

"I am strongly convinced,” he added, “that a true answer to a question of what contemporary terrorism is like and what it means can only be given in the light of the religious understanding of the current state of modern humanity.”

The meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church chaired by Patriarch Kirill began with a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice. (N.A.)

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