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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pope's telegram for the death of the UN ex-Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Vatican City, 17 February 2016 (VIS) – Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram of condolences on behalf of the Holy Father to Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general of the United Nations, following the death of former secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

In the text, the Holy Father extends heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and his colleagues at the United Nations Organisation. Recalling Mr Boutros-Ghali’s generous service to his country and to the international community, His Holiness offers the assurance of his prayers for the late Secretary-General’s eternal rest, and invokes divine blessings of peace and strength upon the members of his family and all who mourn his loss.

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