The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See invites condolences to be expressed on August 3 and 4 from 10am to 3pm. In the Taipei Guest House, a memorial will be open from August 1 to 14. Lee Teng-hui's body will be cremated and the ashes buried in Wuzhi military cemetery, among those who have made significant contributions to the nation.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See has prepared a memorial for the late President Lee Teng-hui, who died two days ago. A note sent yesterday to all diplomatic representations in the Vatican announces that it will be possible to express condolences at the embassy chancellery in via della Conciliazione 4 / D, third floor, on August 3 and 4 from 10 am to 3pm. Via della Conciliazione is a few steps from the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.
The note recalls that Lee Teng-hui was "president from 1988 to 2000 and the first to be elected by popular vote. He always hoped for Taiwan to be 'a nation of democracy, of freedom, of human rights and dignity'. "
The current president Tsai Ing-wen had a strong relationship with Lee Teng-hui. She said of him: "He laid the foundation of democracy built on pride and our own identity; his legacy will guide generations of Taiwanese to face the challenges that lie ahead with courage. "
The Taiwanese president has decided that a memorial for Lee Teng-hui will be prepared at the Taipei Guest House from August 1 to 16, from 10am to 5pm. The memorial will exhibit photos, videos and personal belongings of the deceased leader, to try to express his life and his message.
Lee's body will be cremated and his ashes buried in a special area of the Wuzhi military cemetery, for those who have made significant contributions to the nation.