Tuesday, September 12, 2006

In Memoriam

Please remember in prayer the following prelates who died in recent weeks:

- Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, prefect emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, on August 2, at the age of 96.

- Archbishop Francois Abou Mokh B.S., former auxiliary of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites, Syria, on August 11, at the age of 85.

- Archbishop Luciano Pedro Mendes de Almeida S.J., of Mariana, Brazil, on August 27, at the age of 75.

- Bishop Manuel Pereira da Costa, emeritus of Campina Grande, Brazil, on July 25, at the age of 90.

- Bishop Marko Culej of Varazdin, Croatia, on August 19 at the age of 68.

- Bishop Antonio Batista Fragoso, emeritus of Crateus, Brazil, on August 12 at the age of 85.

- Bishop Pietro Giachetti, emeritus of Pinerolo, Italy, on August 6 at the age of 83.

- Bishop Americo Henriques, emeritus of Huambao, Angola, on August 14 at the age of 82.

- Archbishop Juan Ignacio Larrea Holguin, emeritus of Guayaquil, Ecuador, on August 27 at the age of 79.

- Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo Higuera, apostolic nuncio, on August 2 at the age of 76.

- Bishop Alfred Maria Oburu Asue C.M.F., of Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea, on August 27 at the age of 59.

- Bishop Francisco Peralta y Ballabriga, emeritus of Vitoria, Spain, on August 23 at the age of 95.

- Archbishop Simeon Anthony Pereira, emeritus of Karachi, Pakistan, on August 22 at the age of 78.

- Archbishop Ioannis Perris, emeritus of Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos, Greece, on August 20 at the age of 89.

- Bishop Alphonse-Marie Runiga Musanganya, emeritus of Mahagi-Nioka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on August 11 at the age of 81.

- Bishop Justin Tetemu Samba of Musoma, Tanzania, on August 23 at the age of 55.

- Bishop Stanislaw Smolenski, former auxiliary of Krakow, Poland, on August 8 at the age of 91.


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