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Pope sends condolences upon death of Cardinal Medina Estévez

Pope Francis sends a telegram to express his condolences upon the death of Cardinal Estévez, who died on Sunday at the age of 94.

By Vatican News staff writer

Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence following the death of Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments and the Archbishop Emeritus of Valparaíso in Chile.

In a telegram addressed to Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin, the Apostolic Nuncio in Chile, the Holy Father extended his condolences to the family of the deceased Cardinal and to the faithful in the Churches of Rancagua and Valparaíso where Cardinal Estévez served as Pastor.

Pope Francis recalled that Cardinal Estévez “for years and with fidelity, dedicated his life to the service of God and the universal Church” including his service as the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

“I offer prayers of suffrage for the eternal repose of his soul, so that the Lord Jesus may grant him the crown of glory that does not wither, and to all I impart the Apostolic Blessing, as a sign of Christian hope in the risen Lord,” the Pope said.

04 October 2021, 16:20