Supreme Patriarch and Catholics of All Armenians Karekin II sent a letter to President Hassan Rouhani in condolence for the devastating earthquake.
“With great sorrow we were informed about the devastating earthquake in Iran, which has caused hundreds of deaths and injuries, leaving thousands of families homeless,” reads part of the letter.
“Our people, who three decades ago survived this type of catastrophe, deeply share the pain of the friendly people of Iran, wishing that through your leadership and joint efforts of all the people of Iran, the damage caused by the disaster will soon be overcome and a peaceful and secure life be returned to the country” Patriarch wrote in his letter.
He called upon the consolation of the Holy Spirit for all those in mourning, and wished good health and quick recovery to the injured of the earthquake.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the border region between Iraq and Iran on Sunday night killing hundreds and injuring thousands.