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Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73

Catholics in the Diocese of Beaumont will join Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, in praying for the repose of the soul of Italian Archbishop Pietro Sambi.

Archbishop Sambi, the Vatican nuncio to the United States, died late July 27 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore after a hospitalization that began with lung surgery. He was 73.

“Archbishop Sambi, will be greatly missed by the Church in this country. During the past five and a half years he has often acknowledged the great generosity of American Catholics to the Church here and abroad,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)

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By Catholic News Service

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Italian Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican nuncio to the United States, died late July 27 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore after a hospitalization that began with lung surgery. He was 73.

On July 22, the apostolic nunciature in Washington announced that the archbishop had been “placed on assisted ventilation to attempt recovery of his lung function” two weeks after undergoing “a delicate lung surgery.”

A veteran Vatican diplomat, Archbishop Sambi was appointed as U.S. nuncio, or ambassador, in December 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to the U.S. appointment, he had been nuncio to Israel and Cyprus; he was the second Vatican ambassador to Israel, after the Vatican and Israel established diplomatic relations in 1994. (more…)

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Christ for the City calls to youth

A new event is coming to the Diocese of Beaumont July 30. “Christ for the City” will be held at St. Catherine of Siena, 3706 Woodrow, Port Arthur, beginning at noon and ending with an 8 p.m. keynote. (more…)

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By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As English-speaking parishes around the world await delivery of the new translation of the Roman Missal, the Vatican’s Vox Clara Committee already is at work on additional texts. (more…)

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