Special message of condolence from Pope Francis at the Funeral Mass of Bishop Daly RIP

11 Aug, 2016 | News

At the start of today’s Funeral Mass of Bishop Edward Daly, Monsignor Amaury Medina Blanco (Chargé d’Affaires ai, Apostolic Nunciature in Ireland) read the following message of condolence from the Holy Father Pope Francis:

“The Holy Father was saddened to learn of the death of the Most Reverend Edward Kevin Daly, Bishop Emeritus of Derry, and he sends heartfelt condolences to his family and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese.  Recalling Bishop Daly’s generous and dedicated episcopal ministry in the service of peace and justice, His Holiness joins you in prayerful thanksgiving for his life and in commending his soul to the merciful love of God Our Father.  To all who mourn the late Bishop’s passing, Pope Francis cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of hope and consolation in our Lord Jesus Christ.”




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