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To His Excellency

The Honorable Giorgio Napolitano

President of the Italian Republic

Quirinale Palace


In this moment that I prepare to depart for my Apostolic Visit to the Republic of Albania, I wish to address to you Mr. President and to all Italians my affectionate greetings and good wishes, which I accompany with every friendly and prayerful hope of peace and serenity.


[Original text: Italian]

[Translation by Junno Arocho Esteves]