Tuesday, March 07, 2006

In Memoriam

VATICAN CITY, MAR 7, 2006 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:

- Bishop Manuel Tavares de Araujo, emeritus of Caico, Brazil, on February 17, at the age of 93.

- Bishop Ivan Choma, procurator in Rome to the major archbishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians, on February 3, at the age of 82.

- Bishop Florencio Coronado Romani C.SS.R., emeritus of Huancavelica, Peru, on February 25, at the age of 97.

- Bishop Alexander Soetandio Djajasiswaja of Bandung, Indonesia, on January 19, at the age of 74.

- Bishop Roger Froment, emeritus of Tulle, France, on February 10, at the age of 77.

- Archbishop Paul Casimir Marcinkus, former pro-president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, on February 21, at the age of 84.

- Bishop Michael Francis McAuliffe, emeritus of Jefferson City, U.S.A., on January 9, at the age of 85.

- Bishop Carlos Schmitt O.F.M., emeritus of Dourados, Brazil, on January 16, at the age of 86.

- Bishop Marko Sopi, apostolic administrator of Prizren, Srbija i Crna Gora, on January 11, at the age of 67.

- Archbishop David de Sousa O.F.M., emeritus of Evora, Portugal, on February 5, at the age of 94.

- Bishop Desmond A. Williams, former auxiliary of Dublin, Ireland, on February 24, at the age of 75.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in the peace and love of Christ.

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