Santiago, Chile, Jan 7, 2013 / 16:11 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Father Ubaldo Santi Lucherini, one of the founders of Caritas Chile who devoted years of his life to caring for AIDS and cancer patients, died on Jan. 4 at the age of 92.
The announcement of his death was made by the Chilean delegation of the Order of the Mother of God, which he helped to found more than 50 years ago.
Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial of Temuco, Chile, president of Caritas Social Ministries in the country, called Father Santi “a great man, one of the great ones of our Church.”
“Father Santi had a big heart full of ideas,” the bishop said. “He knew how to sense where there was suffering.”
“Through Caritas he learned of the great need AIDS patients and their families were experiencing, and thanks to his contacts he started the Family Clinic,” he explained.