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TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA MORTE DELL’EM.MO CARD. ANTHONY JOSEPH BEVILACQUA, 01.02.2012


TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA MORTE DELL’EM.MO CARD. ANTHONY JOSEPH BEVILACQUA

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta ieri sera, dell’Em.mo Card. Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, del titolo del SS.mo Redentore e S. Alfonso in via Merulana, Arcivescovo emerito di Philadelphia, inviato dal Santo Padre Benedetto XVI all’attuale 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 ANTHONY BEVILACQUA, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF PHILADELPHIA, I OFFER MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES 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 AMONG CHRIST’S FLOCK IN PHILADELPHIA, HIS LONGSTANDING COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE PASTORAL CARE OF IMMIGRANTS, AND HIS EXPERT CONTRIBUTION TO THE REVISION OF THE CHURCH’S LAW IN THE YEARS FOLLOWING THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL. TO YOU, AND TO ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS AND LAITY OF THE CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA, AND TO THE MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY, I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING AS A PLEDGE OF CONSOLATION AND PEACE IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

[00153-02.01] [Original text: English]

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