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TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DELL’EM.MO CARD. AVERY DULLES, S.I., 13.12.2008


TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DELL’EM.MO CARD. AVERY DULLES, S.I.

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta ieri, dell’Em.mo Card. Avery Dulles, S.I., inviato dal Santo Padre Benedetto XVI all’Arcivescovo di New York, Em.mo Card. Edward Egan:

● TELEGRAMMA DEL SANTO PADRE

TO MY VENERABLE BROTHER

CARDINAL EDWARD EGAN

ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK

HAVING LEARNED WITH SADNESS OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL AVERY DULLES, I OFFER YOU MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES, WHICH I ASK YOU KINDLY TO CONVEY TO HIS FAMILY, HIS CONFRERES IN THE SOCIETY OF JESUS AND THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY OF FORDHAM UNIVERSITY. I JOIN YOU IN COMMENDING THE LATE CARDINAL’S NOBLE SOUL TO GOD, THE FATHER OF MERCIES, WITH IMMENSE GRATITUDE FOR THE DEEP LEARNING, SERENE JUDGMENT AND UNFAILING LOVE OF THE LORD AND HIS CHURCH WHICH MARKED HIS ENTIRE PRIESTLY MINISTRY AND HIS LONG YEARS OF TEACHING AND THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH. AT THE SAME TIME I PRAY THAT HIS CONVINCING PERSONAL TESTIMONY TO THE HARMONY OF FAITH AND REASON WILL CONTINUE TO BEAR FRUIT FOR THE CONVERSION OF MINDS AND HEARTS AND THE PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. TO ALL WHO MOURN HIM IN THE HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING AS A PLEDGE OF CONSOLATION AND PEACE IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

[01937-02.01] [Original text: English]

[B0783-XX.01]