July 28, 2011 --Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on July 27th*

Following is Cardinal Seán’s statement on his passing:

“Archbishop Pietro Sambi represented the Holy Father with distinction and great skill through his service as the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. He was an engaging and dedicated leader who had great love for a deep commitment to the Catholic faithful of our country. The Archbishop was a good and holy man and he will be greatly missed.  Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother we pray for Archbishop Sambi, that he be welcomed to eternal life with our Heavenly Father."