WARSAW: March 17, 2008
Sympathies Are Received From His Eminence Metropolitan Savva of Warsaw and All Poland

To His Eminence Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand,
President of the Synod of Bishops of the
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
New York 

Your Eminence!

It was with great sorrow that we received news of the death of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory, the long-time helmsman of the Russian Church Abroad. 

Metropolitan Laurus was an exemplary Church figure, who not only preserved the purity of Orthodoxy in the diaspora, but participated in the unification of the two branches of the Russian Orthodox Church. 

We will preserve his memory as a zealot for the unity of the Church. 

We pray for the repose of his soul. Eternal memory to him! 

Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland