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Pope sends condolences on the death of Card Murphy-O'Connor

Pope Francis with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
Photo credit: Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk - RV

Pope Francis with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor Photo credit: Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk - RV

02/09/2017 11:36

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolence to the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the passing of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster.

The Holy Father said he was deeply saddened to learn of his death.

In the telegramme the Pope recalled “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.

He also remembered his far-sighted commitment to the advancement of ecumenical and interreligious understanding.

Below find Pope Francis' telegramme 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.

                                                           FRANCISCUS PP.

02/09/2017 11:36