OF PAUL VI
Thursday, 6 October 1966
We gratefully accept your Letters of Credence, and We bid Your Excellency a heartfelt welcome as first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Malawi to this Holy See.
In the past, the Catholic Church has striven to contribute to the spiritual, moral, intellectual and material well-being of the people of Malawi. We assure you of Our sincere gratitude for the loyal cooperation and generous assistance which the civil authorities have given towards the fulfilment of this mission; and of Our determination that also in the future the Church will work closely with the Government and people of your Nation in the best interests of all.
To Your Excellency personally We promise Our full collaboration in the performance of your duties, and in the confirmation and consolidation of the bonds of friendly relations already existing between the Apostolic See and the Republic of Malawi.
We prayerfully invoke upon His Excellency the President, upon the Government and people, and particularly upon Your Excellency and your family, the choicest blessings of Almighty God.
*AAS 58 (1966), p.902.
Insegnamenti di Paolo VI, vol. IV, p.474.
L’Attivitą della Santa Sede 1966, p.643-644.
L'Osservatore Romano 7.10.1966, p.1.