Moscow, Russia, Apr 3, 2017 / 10:23 am
Archbishop Paolo Pezzi of Moscow offered his prayers and condolences following a deadly explosion in the St. Petersburg metro on Monday afternoon.
"With deep sorrow, I learned about the villainous terrorist act in St. Petersburg, which killed nine people and caused suffering and grief to many people," the archbishop said in an April 3 statement.
"Together with all faithful Catholics and believers of other faiths and religions, I turn to God with a burning prayer for deliverance of Russia and the world from the curse of terrorism," he continued.
At least 9 people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion on the St. Petersburg metro Monday afternoon.