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FM signs condolence book for ex-Pope Benedict XVI

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 12 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday visited the Vatican Embassy, formally known as the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, in Dhaka.

The foreign minister signed a book of condolences for former Pope Benedict XVI who passed away on December 31, 2022.

"We are deeply saddened at the passing away of His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  The demise of His Holiness the Pope Emeritus is surely an irreparable loss for the entire humanity," he wrote in the condolence book.

Momen noted, “Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered for his tireless pursuit to promote peace, development, and human rights across the world. Under his guidance, the Catholic community in Bangladesh played a noticeable role in promoting education and social services.”