KNOXVILLE –Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, offered the following statement upon the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua:
On the death of Cardinal Bevilacqua, I extend to his family my personal and prayerful condolences. I recall with admiration all his pastoral efforts to serve the people of God in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and I am grateful to him for the fraternal welcome that he extended to me when I succeeded him as Archbishop of Philadelphia. I now join all the faithful in the Archdiocese in asking the Lord Jesus to give him eternal peace and joy
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