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Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Vatican City, 10 June 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolences to Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa, archbishop of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for the death of Cardinal Bernard Agre, archbishop emeritus of Abidjan, who passed away in Paris yesterday, Monday 9 June, at the age of 88.

The Pope expresses his sadness and recollects “this faithful pastor who, during a long and fruitful episcopate, served the Church with faith and generosity. With his intense pastoral activity, the late cardinal was a man of God, devoted to the proclamation of the Gospel and the human and spiritual development of the people”.

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