Loading
Benedict XVI: Bishop Egger tirelessly brought the Gospel to people
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Pope Benedict XVI remembered the late Bishop Wilhelm Emil Egger of Bolzano-Bressanone, an expert on the Bible who had been named special secretary for the Synod on the Word of God.  He described the late prelate as a “beloved friend” and “learned pastor who the Church has lost, a kind and pious man who tirelessly brought the good news of Christ to people.”
 
The L'Osservatore Romano published a letter the Holy Father wrote for the funeral of Bishop Egger, which took place on Thursday at the Cathedral of Bressanone.  In his letter, the Pope noted that “love for the Word of God and the sanctification of Sunday are now the particular testimony of Bishop Egger, which will help the faithful and parish communities to make the encounter with the God of love the center of their lives.”
 
After expressing his closeness to the diocese in prayer, the Pope underscored in his letter Bishop Egger’s “profound relationship with the Sacred Scriptures, which molded his entire life and from which he learned. Thus the celebration of the Eucharist constituted the central moment of his spiritual life, and therefore he celebrated Sunday Mass in a profoundly pastoral way with the faithful of his diocese.”
 
In recalling the last pastoral letter of Bishop Egger entitled, “Called to Follow Love,” the Holy Father said this title “aptly expresses the life of this man of the Church as a Christian, a religious and a bishop.  His example is an invitation to each one of us to open ourselves to the love of God and enliven it with consistent effort in order to bring out in our own lives the authentic ‘following of love’.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Nov
27

Liturgical Calendar

November 27, 2014

Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 17:11-19

Gospel
Date
11/27/14
11/25/14
11/24/14

Daily Readings


Gospel:: Lk 21: 20-28

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/27/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 17:11-19

Homily
Date
11/27/14
11/25/14
11/24/14