|Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr
September 12, 2001
I would like to present to You and in You - to all American people -our condolences because of the terrible tragedy that has stricken the whole world.
We have been deeply shaken to know about a series of acts of terrorism that happened in the United States of America yesterday.
It has been an awful blow by its cruelty and scale that struck not only USA but all humanity. I received this notice during spiritual retreats in our Higher Spiritual Seminary in Vorzel, where all priests of our Diocese came. As a sign of our unity and sympathy in your grief we celebrated Holy Mass for the souls of the departed and prayed for all victims. May the Lord strengthen them by His grace that they may outlive this horrible disaster.
There are Divine Services and prayers said for the souls of the departed victims, and for all those who have suffered, in all our churches.
These days our hearts and our prayers are with your people.
Bishop Stanislaw Shyrokoradiuk
Vicar general of Kyiv Zhytomyr Diocese