Vatican’s U.S. envoy, who helped shape stateside church, dies

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(RNS) The Vatican’s highest-ranking official in the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, died Wednesday (July 27) night at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, succumbing to complications from lung surgery performed a few weeks earlier. Sambi, who was 73, spent five years representing the Holy See’s interests in Washington, helping Pope Benedict XVI reshape the […]

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