Message of condolence for the passing away of his Holiness Abuna Paulos
Message of condolence from the French Minster of Foreign Affairs, M. Laurent FABIUS
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the death of His Holiness Abuna Paulos. I would like to express my entire solidarity with the Holy Synod and to the congregation of the whole patriarchate at this time of reverence.
His Holiness Abuna Paulos was man who marked and will continue to mark the history of his country through his humanism and commitment to seeking peace and solidarity amongst men.
I would like in particular to hail his courageous combat in support of human values and his commitment to assisting refugees who were victims of conflicts.
I can assure you of my determination to support Ethiopia in continuing in the path he began.