Papal condolences following death of former UN secretary-general
February 17, 2016
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a telegram of condolence in Pope Francis’s name following the death of Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Boutros-Ghali, 83, served as the United Nation’s secretary-general from 1992 to 1996.
“Recalling Mr. Boutros-Ghali’s generous service to his country [Egypt] and to the international community, His Holiness offers the assurance of his prayers for the late Secretary-General’s eternal rest, and he invokes the divine blessings of peace and strength upon the members of his family and all who mourn his loss,” Cardinal Parolin wrote on February 17.
- Il cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte di Boutros Boutros-Ghali, già Segretario Generale dell’ONU, 17.02.2016 (Holy See Press Office)
- Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies (CNN)