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Pope Francis sends condolences to President Jacob Zuma following the death of Nelson Mandela

Pope Francis has sent a telegram to the President of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, to express his condolences following the death of Nelson Mandela. He said he received with sadness the news of the death of former President Nelson Mandela, and extended prayerful condolences to all the Mandela family, to the members of the Government and to all the people of South Africa. He prayed to God to receive the soul of Mandela in his company and to console and strengthen all who mourn his loss. He praised Mandela as a person who stood for the principles that promoted human dignity, non-violence, reconciliation and truth. He hoped that these principles would inspire generations of South Africans to put justice and the common good at the forefront of their political aspirations.


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