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Pope sends condolences for Zambian archbishop emeritus

Mazombwe country's first cardinal

Pope sends condolences for Zambian archbishop emeritus

Vatican City, August 30 - Pope Francis on Friday said that he was "saddened" after the death of Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, archbishop emeritus of Lusaka and Zambia's first cardinal. Francis praised Mazombwe's "unfailing commitment to the spread of the Gospel in Africa and his tireless efforts on behalf of the poor". Mazombwe died overnight Thursday following a long battle with cancer.

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