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Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte dell’ Card. Adrianus Johannes Simonis, 03.09.2020

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta ieri, dell’ Card. Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Arcivescovo emerito di Utrecht (Paesi Bassi), del Titolo di San Clemente, inviato dal Santo Padre Francesco all’ Card. Willem Jacobus Eijk, Arcivescovo di Utrecht:

Telegramma del Santo Padre

To Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk
Archbishop of Utrecht

Saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Adrianus Johannes Simonis, I send prayerful condolences to you and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese. Commending his soul to the loving mercy of Jesus the Good Shepherd, I join you in giving thanks to Almighty God for the late Cardinal’s faithful witness to the Gospel, his years of devoted episcopal ministry to the Churches of Rotterdam and Utrecht, and his valued efforts in the service of ecclesial communion. To all who mourn Cardinal Simonis in the sure hope of the Resurrection, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of consolation and peace in the risen Lord.


[01007-EN.01] [Original text: English]