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Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte del Card. William Wakefield Baum, 25.07.2015

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta il 23 luglio, del Cardinale William Wakefield Baum, del Titolo di S. Croce in Via Flaminia, Arcivescovo emerito di Washington (USA) e Penitenziere Maggiore emerito, inviato da Papa Francesco all’attuale Arcivescovo di Washington, Card. Donald William Wuerl:

Telegramma del Santo Padre

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington

I was saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, and I offer my heartfelt condolences, together with the assurance of my prayers, to you and to all the faithful of the Archdiocese. With gratitude for the late Cardinal’s years of episcopal service in Springfield-Cape Girardeau and in Washington, and for his long service to the Apostolic See as Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and subsequently Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, I join you in commending the late Cardinal’s soul to God the Father of mercies. To all present at the Mass of Christian Burial and to all who mourn Cardinal Baum in the hope of the Resurrection, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of strength and consolation in the Lord.


[01276-EN.01] [Original text: English]