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Commemorating the Faithfully Departed, Pope Francis to Pray for Pastors Who Passed Away This Year

Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday November 3 at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter

Pope Francis will pray for patriarchs, cardinals, bishops who died this year, totaling 163, during the Mass he will preside on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the altar of the Chair of St. Peter.

According to Il Sismografo, the faithfully departed being remembered died between October 30, 2017 and October 24, 2018.

The Pope will pray for cardinals from Italy, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Colombia and Nicaragua and France.

Those being remembered are Cardinals Bernard PANAFIEU (Marseille, France) and Jean-Louis TAURAN (Vatican City, France), Andrea CORDERO LANZA DI MONTEZEMOLO (Rome, Italy), Bernard Francis LAW (USA), Karl LEHMANN (Mainz, Germany) ), Keith Michael Patrick O’BRIEN (Edinburgh, Great Britain), Darío CASTRILLÓN HOYOS (Vatican City, Colombia), Miguel OBANDO BRAVO, SDB (Managua, Nicaragua), as well as Patriarch Emeritus of Antioch of the Syrians, Ignatius Peter VIII ABDEL-AHAD (Lebanon).

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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