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August 26, 2011
Mayor Rob Ford addresses the announcement of the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic
  
August 26th, 2011

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the announcement of the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic

"On behalf of Toronto City Council and Toronto's residents I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the family, friends and parishioners of Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic."

Cardinal Ambrozic passed away this morning after a lengthy illness. Many city residents knew him as a beloved priest, bishop, and cardinal. He was a dedicated Archbishop and a caring, compassionate resident of our city.

His contributions to the city of Toronto are many and include hosting the largest gathering of Catholic youth in Toronto and Canada's history on World Youth Day in 2002. The day culminated with a celebration of Mass by Pope John Paul II at Downsview Park. This remarkable event remains a highlight for many residents and stands out as a cultural milestone in our city's history.

More information about the Cardinal and opportunities to attend a public viewing and mass can be found on the Archdiocese website:

http://www.archtoronto.org/

Media Contact
Adrienne Batra
Press Secretary, Office of Mayor Rob Ford
416-338-6642
abatra@toronto.ca

 

 

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