The following is the telegram of condolences for the death yesterday, Thursday 16 September, of the former French President Jacques Chirac, sent by the Holy Father Francis to His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic:
Telegram of the Holy Father
His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Macron
President of the French Republic
Having learned of the death of Mr Jacques Chirac, former President of the French Republic, I would like to express my deepest condolences to you, the Government and the entire French people. I pray fervently to the Lord that He may welcome the deceased in His peace, and that He may assure to all those who mourn his death, especially his wife and family, the comfort of hope. May God bless France and all the French people.