STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP RAYMOND L. BURKE
REGARDING THE DEATH OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
The death of His Holiness Pope John Paul II brings to fullness a life consumed in the service of Christ and His Church, under the maternal care and protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With the universal Church and the world, I mourn the loss of his earthly presence, and entrust him into the all-merciful hands of God. Surely, the Mother of God, to whom our Holy Father had confided his life and his priestly ministry, has held him in her loving care in the hours of his last agony and his passage from this life to the life which is to come.
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