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Pope Francis: Condolences for the death of Cardinal Grech

Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence to the Prior General of the Order of St Augustine, on the occasion of the death of Cardinal Prosper Grech, who was a member of the Order.

Full text of the Pope Francis' telegram to Alejandro Moral Antón, O.S.A., on the occasion of the death of Cardinal Prosper Grech, O.S.A.:

Having learned of the news of the pious passing of the venerable Cardinal Prosper Grech, I wish to express my condolences to you, to the entire Augustinian Order,   

and to the family of the dear Cardinal, whom I have always held in great esteem both for his personal witness to Christian and consecrated life, and for his exemplary service to the formation of new generations, especially priests. In recalling his long and competent service as a teacher in various Roman universities, as well as his service to the Holy See, I raise my prayer of suffrage, that the Lord may welcome his soul into the eternal kingdom of light and peace; and I send my apostolic blessing to you, to your confreres, and to all those who mourn his passing.

31 December 2019, 15:10