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Pope Francis sends telegrams on return trip from visit to Colombia

Pope Francis bids farewell to Colombia from aboard the papal plane

Pope Francis bids farewell to Colombia from aboard the papal plane

11/09/2017 12:38

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has sent telegrams to the countries over which he flew on his return flight to Rome at the conclusion of his Apostolic Visit to the Colombia.

Those countries include: Colombia, the Netherlands, United States, Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy.

Please find below the original telegrams:

Colombia

HIS EXCELLENCY JUAN MANUEL SANTOS

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA

BOGOTÁ

RETURNING TO ROME AT THE CONCLUSION OF MY APOSTOLIC VISIT TO COLOMBIA I ONCE AGAIN WISH TO EXPRESS SINCERE THANKSGIVING TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR THE MANY GRACES RECEIVED OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.  WITH RENEWED GRATITUDE FOR THE HOSPITALITY I HAVE RECEIVED, I ASSURE YOUR EXCELLENCY AND ALL THE BELOVED PEOPLE OF COLOMBIA OF MY CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR THE PEACE AND PROSPERITY OF THE NATION.  AS A PLEDGE OF PEACE IN THE LORD I GLADLY INVOKE UPON ALL OF YOU GOD’S ABUNDANT BLESSINGS.

FRANCISCUS PP.

The Netherlands

HIS MAJESTY WILLEM-ALEXANDER

KING OF NETHERLANDS

EN ROUTE TO ROME AT THE CONCLUSION OF MY APOSTOLIC VISIT TO COLOMBIA, I ONCE AGAIN GREET THE PEOPLE OF THE CARIBBEAN PARTS OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, PRAYING FOR THE BLESSING OF PEACE, HEALTH AND PROSPERITY.

FRANCISCUS PP.

United States (Ocean & Puerto Rico) 

THE HONORABLE DONALD TRUMP

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WASHINGTON

AS I FLY THROUGH UNITED STATES AIRSPACE FOLLOWING MY APOSTOLIC VISIT TO COLOMBIA, I ONCE AGAIN PRAY FOR YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS, THAT ALL OF YOU MAY CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE ABUNDANT BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Portugal

HIS EXCELLENCY MARCELO REBELO DE SOUSA

PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC

LISBON

AS MY RETURN JOURNEY TO ROME TAKES ME ONCE MORE THROUGH YOUR AIRSPACE, I CORDIALLY RENEW MY PRAYERS THAT ALL THE PORTUGUESE PEOPLE MAY BE BLESSED WITH THE ABUNDANT BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Spain

HIS MAJESTY KING FELIPE VI

KING OF SPAIN

MADRID

RETURNING TO ROME FOLLOWING MY APOSTOLIC VISIT TO COLOMBIA, I ONCE AGAIN SEND WARM GREETINGS TO YOUR MAJESTY, THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND THE PEOPLE OF SPAIN, WITH RENEWED PRAYERS FOR THE SECURITY, WELLBEING AND PROSPERITY OF ALL.

FRANCISCUS PP.

France

HIS EXCELLENCY EMMANUEL MACRON

PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

PARIS

RETURNING FROM MY APOSTOLIC VISIT TO COLOMBIA, I ONCE AGAIN GREET YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS, WILLINGLY INVOKING UPON YOU AND ALL THE FRENCH PEOPLE ABUNDANT BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Italy

A SUA ECCELLENZA

ON. SERGIO MATTARELLA

PRESIDENTE  DELLA  REPUBBLICA ITALIANA

PALAZZO  DEL  QUIRINALE - 00187   ROMA

AL RIENTRO DAL VIAGGIO APOSTOLICO IN COLOMBIA, DOVE HO POTUTO INCONTRARE NUMEROSI FEDELI E RAPPRESENTANTI DI QUELLA CARA NAZIONE AMMIRANDONE LA FEDE E IL DESIDERIO DI CRESCITA SPIRITUALE E SOCIALE, ESPRIMO A LEI, SIGNOR PRESIDENTE, IL MIO CORDIALE SALUTO ED ASSICURO UNA SPECIALE PREGHIERA PER IL BENE, LA SERENITA’ E LA PROSPERITA’ DEL POPOLO ITALIANO, AL QUALE INVIO CON AFFETTO LA MIA BENEDIZIONE

FRANCISCUS PP. 

11/09/2017 12:38