Telegram to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom
Pope Benedict XVI

On 19 September 2010, after the conclusion of the farewell ceremony held for Pope Benedict XVI, he sent Queen Elizabeth II the following telegraphic message.

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

AS I LEAVE THE UNITED KINGDOM AT THE CONCLUSION OF MY APOSTOLIC VISIT I RENEW MY DEEP GRATITUDE TO YOUR MAJESTY FOR THE GRACIOUS WELCOME AND THE MANY KINDNESSES WHICH YOU YOUR GOVERNMENT AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE EXTENDED TO ME DURING MY STAY (.) I ASK ALMIGHTY GOD TO GUIDE THE NATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WILL AND TO CONFIRM IT ALWAYS IN THE WAYS OF FREEDOM JUSTICE AND PEACE (.) UPON ALL I CORDIALLY INVOKE THE LORD’S ABUNDANT BLESSINGS

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

[Provided by the Vatican Press Office]


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