Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the bombings in the St. Petersburg metro, told RIA Novosti in the communications sector of the Archdiocese.
“The news about what happened in the subway bombings, which killed, injured and hurt innocent people, replied with a deep sadness in my heart. Pray for the repose of the souls of the innocent victims, the healing of the victims, comfort their families and friends”, — is spoken in the message of Metropolitan Varsonofy.
The communications sector also reported that the head of the Department for charity and social service of the St. Petersburg diocese, Archpriest Nikolai Brynden is in operational communication with the emergency Department for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region and Committee for social policy of St. Petersburg.
Immediately upon receiving information about the addresses of the hospitals where currently the wounded sent, each of them will be directed the clergy to provide spiritual support to the relatives and the affected people.
With the blessing of Metropolitan Varsonofy of all possible spiritual and, if necessary, material aid will be rendered families of victims and those killed in the blasts.
Earlier, a source in emergency services told RIA Novosti that the blasts occurred, according to preliminary data, on two metro stations in St. Petersburg — “Sennaya square” and “Institute of Technology”. There are dead and injured, said the NAC.