On hearing the news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, issued the following statement:
“I share the surprise of people all over the world at the news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the Petrine Office. I am sure that many will recognise it to be a decision of great courage and humility, made with characteristic clarity of mind and action.
I ask people of faith both within the Catholic Church and outside it to keep Pope Benedict in their prayers. Although physical frailty has caused him to make this decision, his spiritual strength continues to witness to his faith and in the Lord Jesus whom he has served so faithfully throughout his life. He will continue to serve the Church through the sacrifice of his prayers.”
Monsignor Robert Reardon
Diocesan Communications Officer
Tel: 029 20 379494
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