Cardinal "deeply saddened" to hear of the death of Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement


Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor offered his prayers to the friends and family of Chiara Lubich following her death last night.

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Chiara Lubich, and know that this inspirational woman will be greatly missed. Her life was one of exceptional service and devotion in response to the prayer of the Lord, “May they all be one”. She sought to incarnate the belief that love will transform the existence of every person. We are all indebted to her work with the Focolare Movement, especially in building friendship between Christians and with people of other faiths.

I offer my prayers and sincere condolences to all her family and friends.

May the Good Lord, whom she served so faithfully in this life, welcome her into the joy of His Kingdom.”