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Pope pays tribute to late Taiwan cardinal
- ucanews.com reporters, Vatican City and Taipei
- August 24, 2012
In a telegram to Bishop Peter Liu Cheng-chung, the current head of Kaohsiung diocese, the pontiff recalled â€śhis years of dedicated service.â€ť
Churches across Taiwan held requiem Masses yesterday in remembrance of the first Taiwanese diocesan bishop to be named a cardinal.
Hundreds of Catholics waited at the Kaohsiung curia office to receive the body of their late bishop.
In Taipei, the papal representative read out Pope Benedict XVIâ€™s condolences in the Holy Family Church Mass, which carried a simple decoration â€“ two potted flowers, a fruit bowl and a cup of wine â€“ according to the cardinalâ€™s last wish.