Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte del Card

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Sabato 18.04.2015
Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte del Card. Francis Eugene George, O.M.I.
Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta ieri 17 aprile, del Cardinale Francis
Eugene George, O.M.I., del Titolo di S. Bartolomeo all’Isola, Arcivescovo emerito di Chicago (USA), inviato da
Papa Francesco all’attuale Arcivescovo, S.E. Mons. Blase J. Cupich:
Telegramma del Santo Padre
To the Most Reverend Blase Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago
Saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, I offer heartfelt
condolences to you and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese. With gratitude for Cardinal
George’s witness of consecrated life as an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, his service to the Church’s educational
apostolate and his years of episcopal ministry in the Churches of Yakima, Portland and Chicago, I join you in
commending the soul of this wise and gentle pastor to the merciful love of God our heavenly Father. To all who
mourn the late Cardinal in the sure hope of the Resurrection, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing as a
pledge of consolation and peace in the Lord.
[00634-EN.02] [Original text: English]