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Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte del Cardinale Edward Bede Clancy, 04.08.2014


Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte del Cardinale Edward Bede Clancy

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta ieri a Sydney, del Cardinale Edward Bede Clancy, del Titolo di Santa Maria in Vallicella, Arcivescovo emerito di Sydney (Australia), inviato dal Santo Padre Francesco all’Amministratore Apostolico dell’Arcidiocesi, S.E. Mons. Peter Andrew Comensoli, Vescovo titolare di Tigisi di Numidia:

Telegramma del Santo Padre

TO MONSIGNOR PETER COMENSOLI
APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR
ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY

I WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL EDWARD BEDE CLANCY, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF SYDNEY, AND I OFFER MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES, TOGETHER WITH THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS, TO YOU AND TO ALL THE FAITHFUL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE. I JOIN YOU IN COMMENDING THE LATE CARDINAL’S SOUL TO GOD THE FATHER OF MERCIES, WITH GRATITUDE FOR HIS YEARS OF EPISCOPAL MINISTRY AND HIS WISE PASTORAL LEADERSHIP OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY, AS SEEN IN HIS CONCERN FOR THE NEEDS OF THE POOR, HIS SUPPORT FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND HIS BROAD ECUMENICAL AND CIVIC VISION. TO ALL PRESENT AT THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL AND TO ALL WHO MOURN CARDINAL CLANCY IN THE HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION, I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING AS A PLEDGE OF STRENGTH AND CONSOLATION IN THE LORD.

FRANCISCUS PP.

[01215-02.01] [Original text: English]

[B0552-XX.01]