Posted April 18, 2015 9:06 AM by

Papal condolences on the death of Cardinal George…


(CUSA) – Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence on the death of Cardinal Francis George who has died at the age of 78.




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.

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