Aug 28, 2011

Papal Telegram on Death of Cardinal Ambrozic

Below you will find the text of a telegram sent by Pope Benedict XVI to Archbishop Thomas Collins, on the passing of Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic.

THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS COLLINS, ARCHBISHOP OF TORONTO:

I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL ALOYSIUS AMBROZIC, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF TORONTO. I OFFER YOU, THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS AND LAY FAITHFUL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES AND THE ASSURANCE OF MY PRAYERS.

I RECALL WITH GRATITUDE THE CARDINAL'S DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE CHURCH IN HIS ADOPTED COUNTRY. I JOIN YOU AND ALL WHO MOURN HIM, INCLUDING THE MEMBERS OF THE LATE CARDINAL'S FAMILY, IN COMMENDING HIS NOBLE SOUL TO THE INFINITE MERCY OF GOD OUR LOVING FATHER.

TO ALL ASSEMBLED FOR THE SOLEMN FUNERAL RITES, I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING AS A PLEDGE OF PEACE AND CONSOLATION IN THE LORD.

BENEDICTUS PP XVI


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I pray that His work and Fidelity to Christ continue to inspire and Bless the hearts and minds of All people in this Arch diocese and beyond illuminating thier Lives with the light and truth of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Fathers Eternal Love. Amen and Amen

Anonymous said...

What's a telegram?

Anonymous said...

my condolences and prayers to Cardinal Ambrozic's family- eternal rest grant unto him O Lord.

Anonymous said...

my wife Donna was confirmed by Cardinal Ambrozic in 1998. She was very priveledge to have a photo taken with him Please send our condolenses to the family. I was an usher at the Cathederal for about seven years was honored to have met the Csrdinal