Pope Francis sent a telegram to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, 2 June, on the occasion of her birthday and the 70th anniversary of her reign, which is being celebrated with a special Platinum Jubilee Year. The following is the English text of the message.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Buckingham Palace London
On the joyful occasion of Your Majesty’s birthday, and as you celebrate this Platinum Jubilee Year, I send cordial greetings and good wishes, together with the renewed assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will bestow upon you, the Members of the Royal Family and all the people of the nation blessings of unity, prosperity and peace.
The Holy Father also sent words of appreciation. See page 8