Pope sends telegram following death of Bishop Pastore
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolence following the death of Bishop Pierfranco Pastore at the age of 88, and bestowed his Apostolic blessing on those attending his funeral Tuesday morning.
Bishop Pastore had served as secretary for the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and was at Vatican Radio for many years.
Please find Vatican Radio’s translation of the telegramme below:
Having learned of the news of the death of his Excellency, Mons Pierfranco Pastore, the Holy Father wishes to extend to the family of the departed his heartfelt condolences and, while remembering with a grateful spirit the generous work performed with intelligence and passion in service of the Gospel and the Holy See, especially in the field of social communications, he raises a fervent prayer for the repose of his soul, and from the heart sends those who mourn his passing the comfort of the Apostolic Blessing extended to everyone present at the funeral.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State to His Holiness