Telegram of the Holy Father, signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, on the death of Senator Silvio Berlusconi, 12.06.2023
The following is the telegram of condolence on the death this morning of Senator Silvio Berlusconi, sent to his daughter Maria Elvira, on behalf of the Holy Father Francis, by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin:
MARIA ELVIRA BERLUSCONI
POPE FRANCIS, HAVING BEEN INFORMED OF THE DEATH OF YOUR BELOVED FATHER, SENATOR SILVIO BERLUSCONI, WISHES TO EXTEND HIS CLOSENESS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, ASSURING YOU OF HIS HEARTFELT PARTICIPATION IN MOURNING THE LOSS OF A KEY FIGURE IN ITALIAN POLITICAL LIFE, WHO HELD PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITIES WITH AN ENERGETIC TEMPERAMENT. HIS HOLINESS INVOKES FROM THE LORD ETERNAL PEACE FOR HIM, AND CONSOLATION OF HEART FOR THOSE WHO MOURN HIS PASSING. I JOIN IN THE CONDOLENCES WITH FERVENT REMEMBRANCE IN PRAYER.
CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN
SECRETARY OF STATE OF HIS HOLINESS
From the Vatican, 12 June 2023