Pope Francis Offers Condolences on Fidel Castro’s Death

pope francis on fidel castro's death
Pope Francis Offers Condolences on Fidel Castro’s Death

Pope Francis offered his condolences on Fidel Castro’s death saying, ” I offer prayers to the Lord for his rest and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession” to the patroness of the country.

Pope Francis’ statement:  “On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation. At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his rest and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of that country.”