Numerous messages of sympathy following death of Cardinal Turcotte

Friday, April 10, 2015

turcotteFollowing the announcement of the death of His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop Emeritus of Montréal, numerous testimonies and messages of sympathy have been posted by media outlets and on social media. Church and government leaders, past and present, have sent condolences to the Cardinal’s family as well as to the diocesan community of the Archdiocese of Montréal. Among those who have sent messages of sympathy are the Holy Father, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of Quebec, the Mayor of Montreal, the CCCB President, the Cardinal Archbishops of Toronto and Québec, as well as former politicians, including the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien and the Honourable Lucien Bouchard. The following are the links to a number of these postings:

-Pope Francis
http://www.news.va/en/news/the-pope-sends-his-condolences-on-the-death-of-car 

-Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, President of the CCCB
http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/statements-a-letters/4158-cccb-presidents-letter-of-condolence-to-archbishop-lepine-on-death-of-cardinal-turcotte 

-Bishop Paul Lortie, President of Quebec Catholic Bishops Assembly (in French only)
http://www.eveques.qc.ca/documents/2015/2015-04-08MgrLepine.pdf 

-Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal
http://diocesemontreal.org/en/news/latest-news—en/reader/items/death-of-cardinal-jean-claude-turcotte.html 

-Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
https://www.archtoronto.org/media-centre/news-archive/statementondeathofcardinaljeanclaudeturcotte 

-Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec (video)
http://beta.ecdq.org/blog/cardinal-jean-claude-turcotte-1936-2015-conference-de-presse-du-cardinal-lacroix-et-de-mgr-couture-a-13h30/ 

-Cardinal Marc Ouellet (video in French only)
http://www.ecdq.tv/fr/videos/30aaf34d6afd4b11cc3b3ac4704c7908 

-Bishop Noël Simard of Valleyfield (video in French only)
http://www.diocesevalleyfield.org/fr 

-The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/04/08/statement-prime-minister-canada-death-cardinal-turcotte 

-The Honourable Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec
https://twitter.com/phcouillard/status/585764315799621633 

-His Worship Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal
http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2015/04/10/adieu-mon-frere