Message from Archbishop Iakovos to Rev. Dr. Abernathy Offering His Condolences after the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Chairman
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Memphis, Tennessee

Our fervent prayers are offered for the repose of the heroic and noble soul of Dr. Martin Luther King, and for the successful continuation on your part of his outstanding leadership. May God grant that out of the sadness and shock of this tragedy a fuller awakening of Christian love and responsibility will fill the hearts of all so that equality and peace for which Dr. King so valiantly fought and died may some day prevail throughout the world.

Archbishop Iakovos