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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.


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