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12/18/2013 (7 months ago)

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Pope Francis sent condolences to Barcelona.

Cardinal Ricardo Maria Carles Gordo, former archbishop of Barcelona, Spain, has died. The Cardinal passed away on Dec. 17 at age 87.

Cardinal Ricardo Maria Carles Gordo.

Cardinal Ricardo Maria Carles Gordo.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/18/2013 (7 months ago)

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Keywords: Cardinal Ricardo Maria Carles Gordo, Pope Francis, death, Barcelona


BARCELONA, SPAIN (Catholic Online) - Pope Francis has sent condolences to the current archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach.

Pope Francis said he was praying for the soul of the Cardinal and praised him for exercising "his episcopal ministry with diligent apostolic care, first as bishop of Tortosa and subsequently in the Archdiocese of Barcelona, dedicating himself constantly to the evangelizing mission, with wisdom and generosity, and indefatigably taking on numerous pastoral initiatives, with great closeness to the priests, to consecrated people and seminarians, to whom he dedicated particular attention," according to Vatican Radio.

Pope Francis also sent condolences to the Cardinal's family and those who knew him personally.




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