25th August 2014
TELEGRAM OF CONDOLENCE OF POPE FRANCIS ON THE DEATH OF FORMER TAOISEACH ALBERT REYNOLDS
The Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop of Dublin
The Holy Father learned with sadness of the death of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and he asks you kindly to convey his condolences to Mrs Reynolds and their children and family. Recalling with gratitude the late Taoiseach’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Ireland, His Holiness prays for the eternal repose of his soul. To all those gathered for the funeral rites, the Holy Father imparts his Apostolic Blessing, as a pledge of consolation and hope in the Risen Lord.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
· To be read by Archbishop Martin at the Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, today 25th August 2014