Friday, January 14, 2005

Pope --Cardinal Schotte as "man of peace"

I write about the Cardinal in one of my books as a man who took the time to notice a very young Joseph after another now Cardinal had walked by and not noticed. Based on the three minutes that he talked "baby talk" to Joseph, I would say that he "imitated Christ" in a way that many do not.



Offer a prayer for him, it may return to you.



From Catholic World News : Pope praised late Cardinal Schotte as "man of peace":



"Pope John Paul II praised the late Cardinal Jan Pieter Schotte as a 'man of peace' during funeral services for the Belgian prelate on January 14.



The Holy Father presided at the funeral in St. Peter's Basilica, and delivered a homily, in which he observed that Cardinal Schotte had 'generously and tirelessly placed his multiple gifts of intelligence, humanity, and spirituality at the disposal of the Roman Curia.' Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the principal celebrant of the Mass.



Cardinal Schotte had served as the secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops from 1984 until his retirement in February 2004. During that time he was responsible for organizing the meetings of 12 synods. Prior to assuming his post in that office, he worked in the Secretariat of State and the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul in November 1994. "


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