The funeral Mass of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini will be held in Milan’s cathedral on Monday afternoon and he will be buried there immediately after the rite, according to the archdiocese.
The Jesuit Archbishop Emeritus of Milan died at 3.45pm local time on August 31st at a Jesuit-run clinic in the city of Gallarte, near Milan. He was 85, and had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for many years.
Appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1979, the Turin-born cardinal led Italy's largest archdiocese for 22 years and was renowned for his expertise in Sacred Scripture, serving as rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Gregorian University.
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