His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, 73, died tonight complications following a delicate lung surgery.
His family was called to his bedside last week.
The Archbishop's work in the USA was to be the Pope's ambassador to government and to be the Pope's voice to the Church here. He's been in the USA since 2006.
In ministry, Sambi has been a priest for 47 years and a bishop for 25.
The Church has lost a wonderful brother, priest and witness to Jesus Christ.
May the Good Shepherd guide Archbishop Sambi to full communion with Him.
Bishop Robert Lynch remembers the Nuncio on his blog.
May Pietro Sambi's memory be eternal.