Skip to content Skip to navigation

Social:

RSS:

App:

Vatican Radio

The voice of the Pope and the Church in dialogue with the World

language:

Pope Francis \ Activities

Pope Francis sends telegrams on papal flight

Pope Francis boards the plane which will take him to Havana and Mexico on Friday. - AFP

Pope Francis boards the plane which will take him to Havana and Mexico on Friday. - AFP

12/02/2016 13:14

(Vatican Radio) As is tradition, Pope Francis has sent telegrams to the heads of state of the countries his plane flies over on Friday as he travels to Havana, and then to Mexico.

The telegrams to the European countries the Pope has flown over are presented here in their original languages

Italy

A SUA ECCELLENZA

ON. SERGIO MATTARELLA

PRESIDENTE  DELLA  REPUBBLICA ITALIANA

PALAZZO  DEL  QUIRINALE                                         00187   ROMA

 

NEL MOMENTO IN CUI LASCIO ROMA PER RECARMI IN MESSICO PER SOSTENERE LA MISSIONE DELLA CHIESA LOCALE E PORTARE UN MESSAGGIO DI SPERANZA, MI E’ CARO RIVOLGERE A LEI, SIGNOR PRESIDENTE, IL MIO DEFERENTE SALUTO, CHE ACCOMPAGNO CON FERVIDI AUSPICI PER IL BENESSERE SPIRITUALE, CIVILE E SOCIALE DEL POPOLO ITALIANO, CUI INVIO VOLENTIERI LA BENEDIZIONE APOSTOLICA

                                                                                                                             FRANCISCUS PP.  

 

France

 

HIS EXCELLENCY FRANCOIS HOLLANDE

PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

PARIS

 

I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AS I FLY OVER FRANCE ON MY WAY TO MEXICO.  I ASSURE YOU AND ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF A REMEMBRANCE IN MY PRAYERS, AND I INVOKE UPON EACH OF YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS OF PEACE AND JOY.

 

                                                                                                              FRANCIS PP

 

Spain

 

HIS MAJESTY FELIPE VI

KING OF SPAIN

ZARZUELA PALACE

MADRID

 

I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR MAJESTY AND THE ROYAL FAMILY AS I FLY OVER SPAIN ON MY WAY TO MEXICO.  I ASSURE YOU AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE NATION OF A REMEMBRANCE IN MY PRAYERS, AND I INVOKE UPON EACH OF YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS OF PEACE AND JOY.

 

                                                                                                              FRANCIS PP

 

Portugal

 

HIS EXCELLENCY ANIBAL CAVACO SILVA

PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC

LISBON

 

I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AS I FLY OVER PORTUGAL ON MY WAY TO MEXICO.  I ASSURE YOU AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE NATION OF A REMEMBRANCE IN MY PRAYERS, AND I INVOKE UPON EACH OF YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS OF PEACE AND JOY.

 

                                                                                                              FRANCIS PP

12/02/2016 13:14