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Telegram of condolence on the death of His Eminence Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jinsuk, 29.04.2021

The following is the telegram of condolence from the Holy Father to His Eminence Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, metropolitan archbishop of Seoul, Korea, on the death on 27 April of His Eminence Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jinsuk, of the Titular church of Santa Marian Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea, metropolitan archbishop emeritus of Seoul:


Telegram of the Holy Father

His Eminence Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung
Archbishop of Seoul

I was saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jinsuk, Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul, and I offer to you and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese my heartfelt condolences and the assurance of my prayers. United with you in thanksgiving for Cardinal Jinsuk’s many years of service to the Church in Korea and to the Holy See, I join all assembled for the solemn funeral Mass in commending his noble soul to the compassionate love of Christ the Good Shepherd. To all who mourn the late Cardinal’s passing in the sure hope of the Resurrection I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of consolation and peace in the Risen Lord.