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Papal condolences upon death of Cardinal Cláudio Hummes

July 06, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: In a telegram of condolence following the death of Cardinal Claudio Hummes, Pope Francis spoke of the prelate’s “dedicated and zealous service, always guided by Gospel values.”

“I always carry vividly in my memory the words which Dom Claudio said to me on 13 March 2013, asking me not to forget the poor,” the Pope added, referring to the date of his election by the College of Cardinals.

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