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Pope Sends Telegram of Condolences for Death of Cardinal Attilio Nicora

‘He leaves a memory full of esteem and gratitude for the precious service he offered the Church and to the civil society in Italy, especially in the juridical field, in view of revising the Lateran Concordat and the implementation of the system of economic support of the Catholic Church and of support of the clergy and the Holy See, as rigorous and far-sighted President first of APSA and then of AIF’

Pope Sends Telegram for Death of Irish Cardinal Desmond Connell

Remembering Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin, Writes: ‘Recalling with gratitude Cardinal Connell’s years of generous priestly and episcopal ministry to the Archdiocese of Dublin, and his many contributions to the Church in Ireland, especially in the area of philosophical studies, I join you in commending his soul to the merciful love of Almighty God’

Pope’s Telegram for Death of King of Thailand

‘I pray that, as a fitting tribute to the late King’s legacy of wisdom, strength and fidelity, all Thais may work together to further the path of peace, and I willingly invoke upon all who mourn his passing the consolation of divine blessings.’

Pope’s Telegram for Earthquake in Tainan

‘His Holiness, commending the souls of the departed to the tender mercy of God, invokes abundant divine blessings of consolation and strength upon those who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy.’