Loading
Pope remembers Cardinal Lustiger as a “pastor who was passionate in the search for God”
Cardinal Lustiger during one of his many conferences
Cardinal Lustiger during one of his many conferences

.- In a personally signed telegram, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his profound sorrow at the passion of Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, who he described as a man of faith and of dialogue.

The Pope sent a message to Archbishop Andre Vingt-Trois, the current Archbishop of Paris, in which he expressed his “profound unity in prayer with the Archdiocese of Paris, with the members of his family and with all those affected by the disappearance of this grand figure of the Church in France.”

The Holy Father entrusted “the beloved Cardinal Lustiger, who generously consecrated his life in service to the people of God in the Diocese of Orleans and in the Archdiocese of Paris, to the mercy of God.”

“I give thanks to the Lord for his episcopal ministry, as I remember this pastor who was passionate for the search for God and for the proclamation of the Gospel in the world,” the pope said in his message.  “During his ministry to students, he expressed his concern for young people.  In the communities entrusted to him, he contributed to developing the missionary commitment of the faithful and he was especially devoted to renewing formation for priests and the laity.”

Benedict XVI called the late cardinal a “man of faith and of dialogue” who “generously devoted himself to promoting ever-more fraternal relations between Christians and Jews.”  In addition, as an “intellectual visionary, he knew how to put his gifts at the service of the faith in order to make the Gospel present in all atmospheres of life and society.”

The Pontiff concluded his telegram imparting his apostolic blessing upon the faithful of the archdiocese and those who will participate in the funeral this Friday.


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 (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
20

Liturgical Calendar

April 20, 2014

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 24:13-35

Gospel
Date
04/20/14
04/19/14
04/18/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Second Reading:: Col 3:1-4
Gospel:: Jn 20:1-9

Homily of the Day

Lk 24:13-35

Homily
Date
04/20/14
04/19/14
04/18/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: