Rome Newsroom, Aug 27, 2023 / 08:10 am
Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, archbishop emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia in Brazil, died Saturday morning at the age of 89.
According to the Archdiocese of Londrina, where Agnelo had been living since 2014, the cardinal’s health had been in decline since suffering a stroke in December 2022 and had worsened in recent days.
Masses, including the funeral rites, will be said for Agnelo every two hours in the Cathedral of Londrina from 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, to 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28. The cardinal will be buried in the cathedral crypt following the last Mass on Aug. 28.
In a telegram of condolence for the cardinal’s death, Pope Francis praised Agnelo for his “long years of dedicated service to Holy Mother Church, always guided by apostolic zeal, in the various missions that have been entrusted to him.”