Telegramma del Santo Padre per la morte dell’Em.mo Card. Sebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I.

Bollettino Sala Stampa Santa SedePubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta sabato 17 aprile, dell’Em.mo Card. Sebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I, Vescovo emerito di Mohale’s Hoek (Lesotho), del Titolo di San Leonardo da Porto Maurizio ad Acilia, inviato dal Santo Padre Francesco a S.E. Mons. John Joale Tlhomola dei Servants of Christ the Priest, Vescovo di Mohale’s Hoek:

Telegramma del Santo Padre

THE RIGHT REVEREND JOHN J. TLHOMOLA

BISHOP OF MOHALE’S HOEK

HAVING LEARNED WITH SADNESS OF THE DEATH OF CARDINAL SEBASTIAN KOTO KHOARAI, I EXTEND MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND TO THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS AND LAITY OF THE DIOCESE OF MOHALE’S HOEK. WITH GRATITUDE FOR CARDINAL KHOARAI’S WITNESS OF CONSECRATED LIFE AS AN OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE, HIS LONGSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE PROMOTION OF VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD AND HIS DEDICATION TO THE CHURCH’S EDUCATIONAL APOSTOLATE IN LESOTHO, I WILLINGLY JOIN YOU IN PRAYING THAT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER MAY GRANT HIM THE REWARD OF HIS TIRELESS LABOURS AND WELCOME HIS NOBLE SOUL INTO THE JOY OF HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM. TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LATE CARDINAL’S PASSING IN THE SURE HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION I CORDIALLY IMPART MY APOSTOLIC BLESSING AS A PLEDGE OF CONSOLATION AND PEACE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR.

FRANCISCUS PP.

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