To His Holiness
You had the delicacy of being the first to communicate the news of the death of your beloved brother Msgr. Georg. I wish to renew the expression of my deepest condolence and spiritual closeness in this moment of pain.
I assure you of my suffrage prayer for the late lamented, so that the Lord of life, in his merciful goodness, may introduce him to the homeland of heaven and grant him the prize prepared for the faithful servants of the Gospel.
And I also pray for you, Your Holiness, invoking from the Father, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the support of Christian hope and tender divine consolation.
Always united in adherence to the risen Christ, source of hope and peace.
Filially and fraternally
From the Vatican, 2 July 2020