Early this morning, Cardinal John P. Foley died in his sleep. He had been battling leukemia and had suffered kidney cancer in 2006. Cardinal Foley was the president of the Pontifical Council of Social Communications for 23 years, and served as the English-language commentator for the Pope’s Midnight Mass for 26 years.
Pope Benedict elevated him to cardinal in tribute to an extraordinary life of service to the Church.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him!