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TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA MORTE DELL’EM.MO CARD. JOSÉ T. SÁNCHEZ, 09.03.2012


TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA MORTE DELL’EM.MO CARD. JOSÉ T. SÁNCHEZ

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta questa mattina nelle Filippine, del Card. José T. Sánchez, del Titolo di S. Pio V a Villa Carpegna, Prefetto emerito della Congregazione per il Clero, inviato dal Santo Padre Benedetto XVI al Card. Ricardo J. Vidal, Arcivescovo emerito di Cebu:

● TELEGRAMMA DEL SANTO PADRE

TO HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL RICARDO J. VIDAL
ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF CEBU

HAVING LEARNED WITH SADNESS OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL JOSÉ T, SÁNCHEZ, PREFECT EMERITUS OF THE CONGREGATION FOR THE CLERGY, I OFFER MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU, THE MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY AND TO ALL THOSE WHO WILL JOIN YOU IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL. AS I RECALL WITH GRATITUDE THE LATE CARDINAL’S DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE LORD AS A PRIEST AND BISHOP IN HIS NATIVE COUNTRY, AS WELL AS OUR SERVICE TOGETHER IN THE ROMAN CURIA DURING THE PONTIFICATE OF BLESSED JOHN PAUL II, I WILLINGLY JOIN YOU IN COMMENDING HIS NOBLE SOUL TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. I PRAY THAT HIS WITNESS WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO THE SERVICE OF THE LORD AND HIS HOLY CHURCH, ESPECIALLY IN THE PRIESTHOOD. TO ALL WHO MOURN THE DEATH OF CARDINAL SÁNCHEZ IN THE HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION, I WILLINGLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING AS A PLEDGE OF CONSOLATION AND PEACE IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRISTI.

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

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