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Monday, November 22, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 22 NOV 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolence to Fr. Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, superior general of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), for the death of Cardinal Urbano Navarrete S.J., dean of St. Pontian, who died today at the age of 90.

  In his telegram to Fr. Pachon, the Holy Father expresses his "profound condolences to you, to the entire Society of Jesus, and to the relatives of dear cardinal", recalling "his long and competent service as a distinguished jurist to the Pontifical Gregorian University and to the Holy See".

  At the altar of the Cathedra in the Vatican Basilica at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday 24 November, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, will preside at the funeral Mass with other members of the college.

  At the end of the ceremony, the Pope will address those present and administer the rites of "Ultima Commendatio" and of "Valedictio".
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