Loading
John Paul II saddened by disappearance of Spanish cardinal
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Pope John Paul issued a telegram, expressing his sorrow over the death of a Spanish cardinal. Marcelo Cardinal González Martín, archbishop emeritus of Toledo, died during the evening of Aug. 25. The Pope sent his message to the current archbishop of Toledo, Antonio Cañizares Llovera. The Pope’s telegram reads:

Upon hearing the sad news of the death of of Mons. Marcelo Cardinal González Martín, archbishop emeritus of Toledo, I offer my fervent prayers united with the faithful of that diocesan community and with the faithful of Astorga and Barcelona where he previously excercized his episcopal ministry with solicitude, asking God to grant eternal rest to he who for many years was His diligent pastor.

Remembering his sacrificial pastoral action which distiguished him in his episcopal ministry in this nation, his work on the application of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and the renovation of the Church in fidelity to Christ and the Successor of Peter, as well as his labour of dialogue and communion at the ecclesial level, I express my deep feelings of sorrow to Monsignor Cardinal Francisco Alvarez Martinez, to the clergy, religious communities, and faithful of this dear diocese, and also to his relatives, and I sincerely impart the consoling Apostolic Blessing, as a sign of Christian faith and hope in the Risen Christ.

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?)

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
23

Liturgical Calendar

November 23, 2014

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 25:31-46

Gospel
Date
11/23/14
11/22/14
11/21/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Ezek 34: 11-12, 15-17
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 15: 20-26, 28
Gospel:: Mt 25: 31-46

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/23/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 19:45-48

Homily
Date
11/21/14
11/20/14
11/19/14