Former Vatican envoy to U.S. Pio Laghi dies at 86

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Cardinal Pio Laghi, the Vatican’s first official envoy to Washington and a papal emissary who launched an 11th-hour bid to halt the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died Sunday (Jan. 11) at age 86. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the cause was complications from a blood-related illness. Pope Benedict […]

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