U.S. apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, has died at the age of 73 after complications from recent lung surgery. Here are a few excerpts from news articles about his passing:
Washington D.C., Jul 28, 2011 / 01:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics across the nation are grieving the loss of Vatican representative to the U.S. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on July 27, at the age of 73.
“He had a ready smile, was approachable, and was good with people from every walk of life,” Monsignor Walter Rossi, head of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. told CNA on July 28.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States since early 2006, “enjoyed the highest respect and deepest affection” of the U.S. bishops and the nation’s Catholics, said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Archbishop Sambi, 73, died July 27 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore apparently from complications of lung surgery performed approximately three weeks earlier.
May he rest in peace.