H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania has sent a congratulatory message to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of the Inauguration of the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
The message reads as follows;
“His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,
On behalf of the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania, and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate you most sincerely on the occasion of the Inauguration of the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Please accept, Your Holiness, my best wishes for your personal good health, prosperity and many more years of service to the Church”.
ISSUED BY: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, DAR ES SALAAM.
22ND OCTOBER, 2012