A Letter from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
to Archbishop John Hung, SVD, President of CRBC


First Section General Affairs
No. 208.800
From the Vatican, 28 February 2013
Your Excellency,

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has received the message that you sent to him on behalf of the Catholic Church in Taiwan on the occasion of the end of his Pontificate, and he has asked me to thank you. He appreciates the sentiments that you expressed and he is grateful for the support of your prayers.

His Holiness promises to remember you in his own prayers so that God's blessings of strength, peace and joy may always accompany you, your brother bishops, the priests, religious and lay faithful in Taiwan. He willingly imparts to all of you his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of grace and peace.



Yours sincerely in Christ,

Angelo Becciu
The Most Reverend John Hung Shan-Chuan
Archbishop of Tapei
President of the Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference
39 An Ju Street
Taipei 10672