Sunday, July 31, 2011

Memorial Mass for Archbishop Sambi at National Basilica scheduled for September 14

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States passed away the other day. May he rest in peace.

There was to be a Mass in Washington DC at the National Basilica on August 6, but plans for that were set aside as his body was flown back to Italy this weekend. Rocco Palmo writes:

While a 6 August funeral Mass in Washington was initially eyed as the American sendoff for the late "Super-Nuncio," logistical hurdles amid the summer slowdown were reported to have shelved the plan.

The archbishop's body now slated to return this weekend to his native Italy for burial, a capital liturgy for the US church and the diplomatic corps is now said to be in the works for 14 September, the feast of the Triumph of the Cross, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
You can find out more details about funeral arrangements and memorial Masses here: Archbishop Sambi's funeral moved to Italy, stateside memorial Mass scheduled (CNA)

Here is further reading:

For interesting news items I don't have time to blog on, check out my Twitter Feed: @TeDeumBlog

Te Deum Laudamus! Home

The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!
Note: The recommended links below are automatically generated by the tool, so they are not necessarily related content.