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Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte dell’Em.mo Card. William Henry Keeler, 24.03.2017


Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta ieri, 23 marzo 2017, dell’Em.mo Cardinale William Henry Keeler, del Titolo di S. Maria degli Angeli, Arcivescovo emerito di Baltimore (Stati Uniti d'America), inviato dal Santo Padre Francesco a S.E. Mons. William Edward Lori, Arcivescovo di Baltimora.

Telegramma del Santo Padre

To the Most Reverend William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore

Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal William H. Keeler, I offer heartfelt condolences to you and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese. With gratitude for Cardinal Keeler’s years of devoted episcopal ministry in the local Churches of Harrisburg and Baltimore, his years of leadership within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and his long-standing commitment to ecumenical and interreligious understanding, I join you in commending the soul of this wise and gentle pastor to the merciful love of God our heavenly Father.
To all who mourn the late Cardinal in the sure hope of the Resurrection, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of consolation and peace in the Lord.

FRANCISCUS PP.

[00427-EN.01] [Original text: English]

[B0180-XX.01]