Vatican City, Feb 16, 2022 / 07:45 am
Pope Francis offered his condolences on Wednesday following the death of Cardinal Luigi De Magistris at the age of 95.
In a telegram released by the Vatican on Feb. 16, the pope paid tribute to the former Major Pro-Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, who died in Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia, days before his 96th birthday.
“In remembering this esteemed brother who, animated by irreproachable priestly zeal, served the Lord and the Church with great dedication, I think with gratitude of his generous commitment in the Holy See as a diligent and wise collaborator of my predecessors,” the pope said in a message to Archbishop Giuseppe Baturi of Cagliari.
“I also think of his love for the ministry of reconciliation, which he always carried out with admirable assiduity, dedicated to the good of souls.”