Below is the Vatican-provided text of the telegram of condolences Pope Francis sent upon learning of the death of Cardinal Laszlo Paskai, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary:
His Eminence Péter Cardinal Erdő
Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest
I was saddened to learn the news of the death of His Eminence Cardinal László Paskai, OFM. I offer prayerful condolences to you, the clergy, men and women religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, and I thank Almighty God for his many years of service to the Church in Hungary. In commending his soul to the merciful love of the Father and uniting myself spiritually to all assembled for the solemn funeral rites, I impart my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of consolation and peace in the Lord.
Francis PP.[Original text: English]