Pope Pays Tribute To Queen’s ‘Devotion To Duty’

Posted on September 8, 2022

Pope Francis has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen of England Elizabeth II dies in Balmoral in Scotland.  According to a palace source, she died peacefully at about 6:32 pm today 8th Step 2022. Her Body will leave Balmoral for Buckingham palace tomorrow. She was aged 96.
The Pope said in a tribute Thursday evening that “I willingly join all who mourn her loss in praying for the late Queen’s eternal rest, and in paying tribute to her life of unstinting service to the good of the nation and the Commonwealth, her example of devotion to duty, her steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ and her firm hope in his promises.
“I willingly join all who mourn her loss in praying for the late Queen’s eternal rest, and in paying tribute to her life of unstinting service to the good of the nation and the Commonwealth, her example of devotion to duty, her steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ and her firm hope in his promises.

He also spoke of his prayers for King Charles, “Commending her noble soul to the merciful goodness of our Heavenly Father, I assure Your Majesty of my prayers that Almighty God will sustain you with his unfailing grace as you now take up your high responsibilities as King.

“Upon you and all who cherish the memory of your late mother, I invoke an abundance of divine blessings as a pledge of comfort and strength in the Lord.”

As night falls at Buckingham Palace, the crowds continue to gather. People are here to reflect on the Queen’s death.

Young and old try to make their way to the crowded gates to lay their flowers.

Debbie Thomas, from South Shields, had been at the London Eye when she heard the news. She says: “My son phoned us and said she died. We’re in shock and just came straight here to pay our respects.”

The 50-year-old adds: “She’s been a great monarch for the last 70 years, I can’t believe it really.”

As lights beam up on the facade of the Palace, applause and cheers break out.

The sea of people coming to take in the moment just grows and grows.

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