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Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte del Card. Desmond Connell, 22.02.2017

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte dell’ Card. Desmond Connell, del Titolo di San Silvestro in Capite, Arcivescovo emerito di Dublino (Irlanda), inviato dal Santo Padre Francesco a S.E. Mons. Diarmuid Martin, Arcivescovo di Dublino:

Telegramma del Santo Padre

To the Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop of Dublin

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Desmond Connell, and I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese. Recalling with gratitude Cardinal Connell’s years of generous priestly and episcopal ministry to the Archdiocese of Dublin, and his many contributions to the Church in Ireland, especially in the area of philosophical studies, I join you in commending his soul to the merciful love of Almighty God.

In the sure hope of the Resurrection, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing upon all who mourn the late Cardinal, as a pledge of consolation and peace in the Lord Jesus.


[00266-EN.01] [Original text: English]