MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING AWAY OF H.H. SHEIKH RASHID BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
Abu Dhabi, UAE September 19, 2015.
Following the sad departure of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed, son of H.H.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.E. Bishop Paul Hinder OFM Cap., the Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia and spiritual leader of the Catholic Christians who live in the country, expressed his profound sorrow and closeness in prayer with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed and the Royal Family.
Prayers will be offered in all the Catholic Churches for the Royal Family during this time of grief. Below is the full text of the message of condolence sent from the Bishop’s House:
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai
On behalf of the Catholic Christians living in the United Arab Emirates, I express my closeness to you and the Royal Family of the Emirate of Dubai during this moment of terrible grief at the passing away of H.H. Sheikh Rashid. We pray to the Almighty God that He sends upon all who mourn His comfort and peace during this hour of sadness.
Our prayers are with the Royal Family during these days of grief.
Bishop Paul Hinder OFM Cap.
Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia
Office of Communications
Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia
United Arab Emirates.