Pope Francis condolences on the death of Fra’Giacomo Dalla Torre
‘A spirit of service for the good of the Church as well as his dedication to those who suffer most’
Vatican City, 29 April 2020
Grand Master Dalla Torre in audience with Pope Francis last June
The full text of the telegramme:
HAVING LEARNT THE NEWS OF THE PASSING OF HIS MOST EMINENT HIGHNESS FRA’ GIACOMO DALLA TORRE DEL TEMPIO DI SANGUINETTO, GRAND MASTER OF THE SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA, I WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE ORDER. I REMEMBER THE TOTAL FIDELITY TO CHRIST AND TO THE GOSPEL OF THIS SO ZEALOUS MAN OF CULTURE AND OF FAITH, TOGETHER WITH HIS GENEROUS COMMITMENT IN PERFORMING HIS OFFICE WITH A SPIRIT OF SERVICE FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHURCH, AS WELL AS HIS DEDICATION TO THOSE WHO SUFFER MOST. AS I PARTICIPATE IN YOUR COMMUNAL GRIEF, I RAISE PRAYERS OF PETiTION AND INVOKE THE DIVINE GOODNESS FOR HIS SOUL AND ETERNAL PEACE. WITH THESE SENTIMENTS, I COMPASSIONATELY SEND TO YOU AND TO THE GRAND MAGISTRY, AS WELL AS TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE GRAND MASTER, MY COMFORTING APOSTOLIC BLESSING.