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Telegram of condolence for the death of His Eminence Cardinal Henri Schwery, 08.01.2021

The following is the telegram of condolence from the Holy Father to Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey of Sion, Switzerland, on the death yesterday of His Eminence Cardinal Henri Schwery, bishop emeritus of the same diocese, of the Title of Ss. Protomartiri Via Aurelia Antica.


Telegram of the Holy Father

To Bishop Jean-Marie LOVEY of Sion, SION

Having learned with sadness of the death of Cardinal Henri Schwery, bishop emeritus of Sion, I extend my deepest condolences to you and his family, to Bishop emeritus Norbert Brunner and to the faithful of the diocese of Sion. I ask the Father of all mercy to welcome in His peace and in His light this man of science and this Pastor who was intensely devoted to the leadership of his diocese. Attentive to the pastoral needs of the faithful, he was committed to priestly vocations and the formation of priests. He was also engaged in the search for unity in the Church on various occasions. As a token of comfort, I address the Apostolic Blessing to you, as well as to Bishop Emeritus Norbert Brunner, to the priests, to consecrated persons, to the family of the deceased Cardinal and his relatives, to the diocese of Sion, and to all those who will take part in the celebration of the funeral.