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Pope Francis Sends Telegram To Queen Elizabeth

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Pope Francis Sends Telegram To Queen Elizabeth

Pope Francis has expressed his sorrow at learning of  the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In a telegram sent from the Vatican Pope Francis wrote:

“Saddened to learn of the death of your husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences to your majesty and the members of the Royal Family,” stated an April 10 telegram signed by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

The Vatican telegram April 10 said, “Recalling Prince Philip’s devotion to his marriage and family, his distinguished record of public service and his commitment to the education and advancement of future generations, His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer.”

“Upon you and upon all who grieve his loss in the sure hope of the resurrection, the Holy Father invokes the Lord’s blessings of consolation and peace,” it closed.

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