Pope offers congratulations ahead of Double Ten day

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 10, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Pope Francis has sent a congratulatory message to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) blessing Taiwan as the nation prepares to celebrate Double Ten National Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.

The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Taipei delivered the message from the pontiff on Wednesday, the ministry said.

The pontiff also extended his congratulations to the people and the president of Taiwan, hoping that all people will continue to create welfare systems for the public and pursue peace, as well as offering a blessing for Tsai and the Taiwanese, the ministry said.

The ministry expressed Taiwan’s gratitude for the pope’s wishes and greetings.     [FULL  STORY]

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