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Pope Sends Telegrams on Way to Chile

Reminds Nations of Remembrance in His Prayers, Invokes God’s Blessings of Peace, Prosperity

Below are the Vatican News-provided texts of the telegrams Pope Francis sent to the Heads of State of the countries his plane flew over this morning while flying from Rome to Chile for his 22nd Apostolic Visit abroad, January 15-22, 2018.

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HIS EXCELLENCY EMMANUEL MACRON, PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

PARIS

AS I FLY OVER FRANCE ON MY WAY TO CHILE AND PERU FOR A PASTORAL VISIT, I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS.  I PRAY THAT ALMIGHTY GOD MAY BLESS YOU ALL WITH PEACE AND STRENGTH, AS I INVOKE DIVINE BLESSINGS UPON THE NATION.

FRANCISCUS PP.

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HIS MAJESTY FELIPE VI, KING OF SPAIN

MADRID

I EXTEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR MAJESTY, THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND THE PEOPLE OF SPAIN AS I FLY OVER YOUR COUNTRY ON MY WAY TO CHILE AND PERU FOR A PASTORAL VISIT.  INVOKING THE BLESSING OF ALMIGHTY GOD UPON THE NATION, I PRAY THAT HE MAY GRANT ALL OF YOU PEACE AND WELL-BEING.

FRANCISCUS PP.

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HIS MAJESTY MOHAMMED VI, KING OF MOROCCO

RABAT

I OFFER BEST WISHES AND THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS AS MY JOURNEY TO CHILE AND PERU TAKES ME OVER MOROCCO.  ENTRUSTING YOUR MAJESTY, THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND THE PEOPLE OF MOROCCO TO THE ALMIGHTY, I WILLINGLY INVOKE UPON YOU THE BLESSINGS OF JOY AND PEACE.

FRANCISCUS PP.

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HIS EXCELLENCY JORGE CARLOS FONSECA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE

PRAIA

I OFFER BEST WISHES AND THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS AS MY JOURNEY TO CHILE AND PERU TAKES ME OVER CABO VERDE. ENTRUSTING YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS TO ALMIGHTY GOD, I WILLINGLY INVOKE UPON YOU THE BLESSINGS OF JOY AND PEACE.

FRANCISCUS PP.

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HIS EXCELLENCY MACKY SALL, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL

DAKAR

AS MY JOURNEY TO CHILE AND PERU TAKES ME THROUGH SENEGAL’S AIRSPACE, I EXTEND BEST WISHES TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS, WITH THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS FOR THE PEACE AND WELL-BEING OF THE NATION.

FRANCISCUS PP.

[Telegrams provided by Vatican News]

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