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TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA MORTE DELL’EM.MO CARDINALE PAUL SHAN KUO-HSI, S.I., 23.08.2012


TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA MORTE DELL’EM.MO CARDINALE PAUL SHAN KUO-HSI, S.I.

È deceduto ieri, 22 agosto, l’Em.mo Card. Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.I., del Titolo di San Crisogono, Vescovo emerito di Kaohsiung (Taiwan).
Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio inviato dal Santo Padre Benedetto XVI all’attuale Vescovo di Kaohsiung, S.E. Mons. Peter Liu Cheng-chung:

● TELEGRAMMA DEL SANTO PADRE

THE MOST REVEREND PETER LIU CHENG-CHUNG
BISHOP OF KAOHSIUNG

I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL PAUL SHAN KUO-HSI, BISHOP EMERITUS OF KAOHSIUNG. WITH GRATITUDE TO ALMIGHTY GOD, I RECALL HIS YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE THERE, AS WELL AS HIS MINISTRY AS BISHOP OF HWALIEN AND AS PRESIDENT OF THE CHINESE REGIONAL BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE. I OFFER YOU, THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS AND LAY FAITHFUL OF THOSE DIOCESES, AND INDEED THE ENTIRE CHURCH IN TAIWAN, MY CONDOLENCES AND THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS. IN JOINING YOU AND ALL WHO MOURN HIM, INCLUDING HIS JESUIT CONFRERES, I COMMEND HIS PRIESTLY SOUL TO THE INFINITE MERCY OF GOD OUR LOVING FATHER. TO ALL ASSEMBLED FOR THE SOLEMN FUNERAL MASS, AND AS A PLEDGE OF PEACE AND CONSOLATION IN THE LORD, I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING.

BENEDICTUS PP. XVI

[01068-02.01] [Original text: English]

[B0471-XX.01]