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Pope Francis Mourns Order of Malta Grand Master

Pope’s Telegram for Passing of Grand Master of Sovereign Military Order of Malta, His Most Eminent Highness Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto

Here is a translation of the telegram of condolence on the death of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, His Most Eminent Highness Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, sent by the Holy Father Francis to the Lieutenant ad interim of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra’ Ruy Goncalo Do Valle Peixoto de Villas Boas.

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The Holy Father’s Telegram

To His Excellency

Fra’ Ruy Goncalo Do Valle Peixoto de Villas Boas

Lieutenant ad interim of the Sovereign Military

Order of Malta

Having learned the news of the death of His Most Eminent Highness Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, I wish to express to the whole Order my deepest sympathy. Of this zealous man of culture and of faith I remember the integral fidelity to Christ and to the Gospel, joined to the generous commitment in exercising his office with a spirit of service for the good of the Church, as well as his dedication to those suffering most. While I share in the common grief, I elevate prayers of intercession and invoke from Divine Goodness eternal peace for his soul. With these sentiments I send to you and to the Grand Magisterium, as well as to the family members of the late departed, my heartfelt comforting Apostolic Blessing.

Franciscus PP.

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