Telegrams to Heads of State
During his flight from Cairo to Rome, flying over Greece and returning to Italy, the Holy Father Francis sent the following telegrams to the respective Heads of State:
HIS EXCELLENCY PROKOPIS PAVLOPOULOS
PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
AS I RETURN FROM MY PASTORAL VISIT TO EGYPT, I WISH TO RENEW TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES FOR GREECE AND ALL ITS PEOPLE.
HON. SERGIO MATTARELLA
PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC
PALAZZO DEL QUIRINALE 00187 ROME
AS I RETURN FROM MY VISIT TO EGYPT, WHERE I ENCOUNTERED THIS NOBLE PEOPLE, RICH IN HISTORY, CULTURE AND SPIRITUALITY, I EXPRESS ONCE AGAIN, MR. PRESIDENT, MY BEST WISHES AND MY ASSURANCES OF A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR THE GOOD AND PROSPERITY OF THE ENTIRE ITALIAN NATION, UPON WHOM I INVOKE HEAVENLY BLESSINGS.
Return to Rome
The aircraft carrying the Holy Father following his apostolic trip to Egypt is expected to land at Rome-Ciampino airport at 20.30 this evening.