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Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte dell’ Card. Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, 02.09.2017

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta ieri pomeriggio, dell’ Card. Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, del Titolo di S. Maria sopra Minerva, Arcivescovo emerito di Westminster (Regno Unito), inviato dal Santo Padre Francesco all’ Card. Vincent Gerard Nichols, Arcivescovo di Westminster:

Telegramma del Santo Padre

To Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster

Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop emeritus of Westminster, I hasten to offer my heartfelt condolences to you and to the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese. Recalling with immense gratitude the late Cardinal’s distinguished service to the Church in England and Wales, his unwavering devotion to the preaching of the Gospel and the care of the poor, and his far-sighted commitment to the advancement of ecumenical and interreligious understanding, I willingly join you in commending his noble soul to the infinite mercies of God our heavenly Father. To all who mourn his passing in the sure hope of the Resurrection I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of consolation and strength in the Lord.


[01218-EN.01] [Original text: English]