Pope sends thanks to Johor Sultan for commuting death sentences of three Mexicans


Sultan Ibrahiim (right) reading the letter conveying the Pope's thanks which was hand deliverd to the palace by Archbishop Joseph (left).

PETALING JAYA: Pope Francis has sent a message to Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, thanking him for commuting the death sentences of three Mexican brothers for drug trafficking crimes.

The Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, conveyed the Pope's gratitude in a letter that was hand-delivered Monday (Oct 7) to Sultan Ibrahim at Istana Pasir Pelangi, Johor Baru by the diplomatic representative of the Holy See to Malaysia, Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino.

"On behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis, I am writing to thank you for your act of clemency and subsequent help in the representation of three Mexicans sentenced to death.

"His Holiness prays that this act of compassion will be an encouragement for all people to renew their commitment to building a world marked by forgiveness, peace and a spirit of fraternal solidarity.

"Invoking upon Your Majesty and the members of the Royal Family and abundance of joy and peace. Pope Francis reiterates his profound gratitude," said Cardinal Parolin in the letter that was published on Sultan Ibrahim's official Facebook page.

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