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Pope sends telegrammes on way to Lituania

Pope Francis issues telegrammes to the Heads of State of the countries through whose airspace his flight has passed on the way to Lituania.

The greetings, signed Franciscus PP, have been sent to the Presidents of Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Croatia.

Find below the telegrammes:

HIS EXCELLENCY SERGIO MATTARELLA
PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC.
PALAZZO DEL QUIRINALE 00187 ROMA

AS I AM ABOUT TO BEGIN MY APOSTOLIC JOURNEY IN LITHUANIA LATVIA AND ESTONIA, I WISH TO OFFER THE PRESIDENT AND ALL ITALIANS MY AFFECTIONATE AND CORDIAL GREETINGS THAT ACCOMPANIES MY WISH FOR YOUR PEACE AND SERENITY.
FRANCISCUS PP

Sorvolo Croazia – 22 settembre 2018


HER EXCELLENCY KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIĆ
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
ZAGREB

AS I FLY OVER YOUR COUNTRY ON MY PASTORAL VISIT TO LITHUANIA, LATVIA AND ESTONIA, I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS. INVOKING DIVINE BLESSINGS UPON THE NATION, I PRAY THAT ALMIGHTY GOD MAY GRANT YOU PEACE AND WELL-BEING.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Sorvolo Ungheria – 22 settembre 2018

HIS EXCELLENCY JÁNOS ÁDER
PRESIDENT OF HUNGARY
BUDAPEST

I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AS I FLY OVER HUNGARY ON MY WAY TO LITHUANIA, LATVIA AND ESTONIA. I ASSURE YOU OF MY PRAYERS FOR THE NATION AND ITS PEOPLE, INVOKING UPON YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Sorvolo Slovacchia – 22 settembre 2018


HIS EXCELLENCY ANDREJ KISKA
PRESIDENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
BRATISLAVA

I OFFER BEST WISHES AND THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS AS MY JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA, LATVIA AND ESTONIA TAKES ME OVER THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC. ENTRUSTING YOUR EXCELLENCY AND THE PEOPLE OF SLOVAKIA TO GOD’S PROVIDENTIAL CARE, I WILLINGLY INVOKE UPON ALL OF YOU THE BLESSINGS OF JOY AND PEACE.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Sorvolo Polonia – 22 settembre 2018


HIS EXCELLENCY ANDRZEJ DUDA
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
WARSAW

I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AS I FLY OVER POLAND ON MY WAY TO LITHUANIA, LATVIA AND ESTONIA. I ASSURE YOU OF MY PRAYERS FOR THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE, INVOKING UPON ALL OF YOU ALMIGHTY GOD’S BLESSINGS OF PEACE AND JOY.

FRANCISCUS PP.
 

22 September 2018, 11:37