Vatican City, Mar 13, 2008 / 08:31 am America/Denver (CNA).
Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolence to Bishop Giuseppe Andrich of Belluno Feltre, Italy, for the death of Edoardo Luciani, the younger brother of Pope John Paul I.
Luciani died Tuesday, March 11 at the age of 91.
In the telegram, Benedict XVI recalled his "cordial meeting" with Edoardo in Lorenzago di Cadore in July last year, and dwelt on the deceased's "great human and Christian qualities, particularly his exemplary dedication to his family, his generous service to the Church, and his intense social commitment.
"I pray fervently", the Holy Father added, "that the deceased may - alongside his wife and his brother Pontiff whom he loved dearly - share in endless peace and joy with the Risen Lord".