Holy Father’s telegram of condolences for the death of His Eminence Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, 20.12.2017
The following is the telegram of condolences for the death this morning of His Eminence Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, of the title of Santa Susanna, Archpriest emeritus of the Papal Liberian Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Archbishop emeritus of Boston, United States of America, sent by the Holy Father Francis to His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals:
Telegram of the Holy Father
Cardinal Angelo Sodano
Dean of the College of Cardinals
I have learned of the death of Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, Archpriest emeritus of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major, and I wish to express my condolences to the College of Cardinals. I raise prayers for the repose of his soul, that the Lord, God who is rich in mercy, may welcome him in His eternal peace, and I send my apostolic blessing to those who share in mourning the passing of the cardinal, whom I entrust to the maternal intercession of the Virgin Mary Salus Populi Romani.