The following is the telegram of condolences for the death on November 30, 2018, of George H. W. Bush, former President of the United States of America, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the archbishop of Galveston-Houston, His Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
His Eminence Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Saddened to learn of the death of former President George H. W. Bush, His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences and the assurance of his prayers to all the Bush family. Commending President Bush’s soul to the merciful love of Almighty God, His Holiness invokes upon all who mourn his passing the divine blessings of strength and peace.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State