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TELEGRAMMI DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DELL’EM.MO CARD. PETER POREKU DERY, 08.03.2008


TELEGRAMMI DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DELL’EM.MO CARD. PETER POREKU DERY

Pubblichiamo di seguito i telegrammi di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta il 6 marzo, dell’Em.mo Card. Peter Poreku Dery, Diacono di S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina e Arcivescovo emerito di Tamale (Ghana), inviati dal Santo Padre Benedetto XVI a S.E. Mons. Gregory Ebo Kpiebaya, Arcivescovo di Tamale, e al Sig. Alipo Poreku, fratello del defunto Porporato:

● TELEGRAMMI DEL SANTO PADRE

TO THE MOST REVEREND GREGORY EBO KPIEBAYA

ARCHBISHOP OF TAMALE

HAVING LEARNED WITH SADNESS OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL PETER POREKU DERY, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF TAMALE, I EXTEND MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND TO THE PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS AND LAY FAITHFUL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE. THIS DEVOTED PASTOR HAS LEFT BEHIND A SHINING LEGACY OF PRAYER, HUMBLE OBEDIENCE TO THE WILL OF GOD AND LOVE OF NEIGHBOUR. HE GAVE HIMSELF WITH GENEROUS HEART TO HIS PRIESTLY AND EPISCOPAL MINISTRY AT THE SERVICE OF THE FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF WA AND THE ARCHDIOCESE OF TAMALE FOR MANY YEARS, PREACHING THE GOSPEL IN DIFFICULT CONDITIONS WITH THE LOVE OF A FATHER, GREAT ZEAL AND SIMPLICITY OF HEART, CONSTANTLY ATTENTIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE POOR. AS I COMMEND HIS SOUL TO THE LOVING MERCY OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, AND AS A PLEDGE OF CONSOLATION AND STRENGTH TO THOSE WHO MOURN, I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING TO ALL PRESENT AT THE SOLEMN LITURGICAL CELEBRATION.

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

TO MR ALIPO POREKU

SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE DEATH OF YOUR DEAR BROTHER, I EXPRESS TO YOU MY DEEP SYMPATHY AND ASSURE YOU OF MY CLOSENESS IN PRAYER. AS A PLEDGE OF PEACE AND STRENGTH IN OUR LORD, I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING.

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

[00386-02.01] [Original text: English]

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