Pope Francis sends telegrams to countries flown over on flight to Colombia

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent telegrams to the countries over which he flew on his flight to Colombia for his Apostolic Journey to the country.

Those countries include: France, Spain, Portugal, United States, The Netherlands, and Venezuela.

Please find below the telegrams:

France

HIS EXCELLENCY EMMANUEL MACRON

PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

PARIS

AS MY APOSTOLIC VOYAGE TO COLOMBIA TAKES ME OVER FRANCE, I SEND WARM GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS, WITH THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS THAT ALL IN THE NATION MAY BE ABUNDANTLY BLESSED BY ALMIGHTY GOD.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Spain

HIS MAJESTY KING FELIPE VI

KING OF SPAIN

MADRID

I EXTEND WARM GREETINGS TO YOUR MAJESTY, THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND ALL THE SPANISH PEOPLE AS MY JOURNEY TO COLOMBIA TAKES ME OVER SPAIN.  ENTRUSTING THE NATION TO THE PROVIDENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD, I WILLINGLY INVOKE UPON ALL OF YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS OF CONCORD AND PEACE.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Portugal

HIS EXCELLENCY MARCELO REBELO DE SOUSA

PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC

LISBON

AS MY JOURNEY TO COLOMBIA TAKES ME THROUGH PORTUGUESE AIRSPACE,  I SEND WARM GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS.  ASSURING YOU OF MY PRAYERS THAT ALL MAY ENJOY PEACE AND PROSPERITY, I WILLINGLY INVOKE UPON THE NATION GOD’S ABUNDANT BLESSINGS.

FRANCISCUS PP.

United States (Ocean and Puerto Rico)

THE HONORABLE DONALD TRUMP

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WASHINGTON

AS I TRAVEL THROUGH UNITED STATES AIRSPACE ON MY APOSTOLIC VISIT TO COLOMBIA, I EXTEND WARM GREETINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS, INVOKING UPON ALL OF YOU ALMIGHTY GOD’S ABUNDANT BLESSINGS.

FRANCISCUS PP.

The Netherlands

Sorvolo  Antille Olandesi –  6 settembre 2017

HIS MAJESTY WILLEM-ALEXANDER

KING OF NETHERLANDS

AS I FLY THROUGH YOUR AIRSPACE ON MY VISIT TO COLOMBIA, I EXTEND WARM GREETINGS TO ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE CARIBBEAN PARTS OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, PRAYING THAT ALMIGHTY GOD MAY BLESS YOU ALL.

FRANCISCUS PP.

Venezuela

HIS EXCELLENCY NICOLÁS MADURO

PRESIDENT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

CARACAS

AS MY APOSTOLIC VISIT TO COLOMBIA TAKES ME OVER VENEZUELA, I SEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA.  PRAYING THAT ALL IN THE NATION MAY PROMOTE PATHS OF SOLIDARITY, JUSTICE AND CONCORD, I WILLINGLY INVOKE UPON ALL OF YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS OF PEACE.

FRANCISCUS PP.

(from Vatican Radio)

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