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The Pope's condolences
for the death
of Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli

Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli, Archbishop emeritus of Florence, died on Saturday, 9 July, at 4:20 am, after a long illness. He was 92 years old. His funeral will be celebrated Tuesday afternoon, 12 July, at 3 pm, in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Upon learning the news, Pope Francis sent to the Archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, a telegram in which he recalled “with affection” his dear brother in the episcopate “who served the Gospel with joy and wisdom and he loved the Church with tenacity”.




St. Peter’s Square

July 17, 2019