ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II TO H.E. Mr. BRIAN THOMAS BURKE, THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF AUSTRALIA TO THE HOLY SEE
Monday, 31October 1988
I am happy to accept from Your Excellency the Letters accrediting you as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Australia to the Holy See. In offering you a warm welcome, I wish also to thank you for the cordial greetings which you have conveyed to me from the Governor General, the Prime Minister and the Government and people of Australia.
I would ask you to be so kind as to reciprocate these good wishes. At the same time I assure you of my continued prayers for the harmony and prosperity of all the citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia. [more...]