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Here's the message of condolence Pope Francis has sent for Albert Reynolds' funeral

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will read it during the mass today.

ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN will read out a message from Pope Francis later this morning at the funeral mass for former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.

In a telegram sent this morning, the Vatican made the following statement:

The Holy Father learned with sadness of the death of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and he asks you kindly to convey his condolences to Mrs Reynolds and their children and family.
Recalling with gratitude the late Taoiseach’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Ireland, His Holiness prays for the eternal repose of his soul.
To all those gathered for the funeral rites, the Holy Father imparts his Apostolic Blessing, as a pledge of consolation and hope in the Risen Lord.

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