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TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DELL’EM.MO CARD. JOHN PATRICK FOLEY, 12.12.2011


TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DELL’EM.MO CARD. JOHN PATRICK FOLEY

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte dell’Em.mo Card. John Patrick Foley, Gran Maestro emerito dell’Ordine Equestre del Santo Sepolcro di Gerusalemme, e già Presidente del Pontificio Consiglio delle Comunicazioni Sociali, avvenuta ieri negli Stati Uniti d’America, inviato dal Santo Padre Benedetto XVI all’Arcivescovo di Philadelphia, S.E. Mons. Charles Chaput:

● TELEGRAMMA DEL SANTO PADRE

TO THE MOST REVEREND CHARLES CHAPUT
ARCHBISHOP OF PHILADELPHIA

HAVING LEARNED WITH SADNESS OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL JOHN PATRICK FOLEY, GRAND MASTER EMERITUS OF THE EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM, I OFFER YOU MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES. AS I RECALL WITH GRATITUDE THE LATE CARDINAL’S YEARS OF PRIESTLY MINISTRY IN HIS BELOVED ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADEPHIA, HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE HOLY SEE AS PRESIDENT OF THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND MOST RECENTLY HIS LABORS ON BEHALF OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE HOLY LAND, I WILLINGLY JOIN YOU IN COMMENDING HIS NOBLE SOUL TO GOD, THE FATHER OF ALL MERCIES. I ALSO PRAY THAT HIS LIFELONG COMMITMENT TO THE CHURCH’S PRESENCE IN THE MEDIA WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO TAKE UP THIS APOSTOLATE SO ESSENTIAL TO THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL AND THE PROGRESS OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION. TO ALL WHO MOURN CARDINAL FOLEY 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

[01783-02.01] [Original text: English]