Statement of Francis Cardinal George, OMI
on the death of Archbishop Pietro Sambi
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Friday, July 29, 2011
The death of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, is a great loss to the Church in this country and throughout the world. A distinguished member of the Holy See’s diplomatic corps, he was a tireless servant of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a bishop completely dedicated to the mission of the Catholic Church.
We will miss his friendship and his guidance, his lively presence and his humor. May the Lord now bring him quickly home to the Kingdom promised those who live and work in Christ. I ask the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Chicago to remember him in prayer.