Pope Francis Offers Condolences to King Charles III After the Queen’s Death

Tags: Currents Faith, Pope Francis, World News

Pope Francis joins the long list of world leaders who expressed their sadness at the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

He sent a telegram to King Charles III, stating he was “deeply saddened” by the news and offering “heartfelt condolences.”

The Pope assured him of his prayers for the Queen and the Head of the Anglican Church, praising her life “unstinting service to the good of the Nation and the Commonwealth, her example of devotion to duty, her steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ and her firm hope in his promises.”

Pope Francis only met Queen Elizabeth once in 2014, yet throughout her life she met with a total of five popes.