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Message from the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, to Cardinal Seán Brady on the death of Cardinal Cahal Daly

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2 January 2010

Message from the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, to Cardinal Seán Brady on the death of Cardinal Cahal Daly

“To my Venerable Brother Cardinal Seán Baptist Brady

“Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly, I offer heartfelt condolences to you and your Auxiliary Bishop, to the priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Armagh and to all the people of Ireland.  I recall with gratitude Cardinal Daly’s long years of devoted pastoral service to the Church as priest, bishop and Primate of All Ireland, his assistance as a member of the College of Cardinals, and especially his sustained efforts in the promotion of justice and peace in Northern Ireland.  In communion with you in the Holy Spirit, I pray that, through the grace of Christ, God our merciful Father may grant him the reward of his labours and welcome his soul into the joy and peace of the Kingdom of Heaven.  To all gathered for the Solemn Rites of Christian burial and especially to Cardinal Daly’s relatives and friends, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of consolation and hope in the Lord.”

BENEDICT XVI

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