Telegram of the Holy Father, signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 10.04.2021
The following is the telegram of condolence on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis, by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II:
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE DEATH OF YOUR HUSBAND PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH, HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS OFFERS HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO YOUR MAJESTY AND THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY. RECALLING PRINCE PHILIP’S DEVOTION TO HIS MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, HIS DISTINGUISHED RECORD OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND HIS COMMITMENT TO THE EDUCATION AND ADVANCEMENT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS, HIS HOLINESS COMMENDS HIM TO THE MERCIFUL LOVE OF CHRIST OUR REDEEMER. UPON YOU AND UPON ALL WHO GRIEVE HIS LOSS IN THE SURE HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION, THE HOLY FATHER INVOKES THE LORD’S BLESSINGS OF CONSOLATION AND PEACE.
CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN
SECRETARY OF STATE