Cardinal Pio Laghi
Catholics for Obama/The Catholic Majority readers are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for His Eminence Pio Cardinal Laghi at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC on February 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm.
The Principal Celebrant & Homilist will be His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.
Cardinal Laghi formerly served as Pro-Nuncio to the United States and was a great friend of many readers of this blog as well as the American people. He was a strong, loving voice for peace, reconciliation, justice and human rights. He served as a special emissary of the Holy Father to try to persuade the previous Administration not to enter into the disastrous Iraq war.