Today's New York Times published the obituary of Papal Nuncio Pietro Sambi. Those of us involved in saving Our Lady of Vilnius will be forever grateful for his assistance in getting our correspondence to the Vatican and for his replies to our correspondence to him. His Christmas homilies from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington will also be missed.
Archbishop Sambi always will be included in our prayers and given a good seat at one of the long tables in the OLV virtual basement, where he may sip coffee with Avery Dulles and Dorothy Day.
May he rest in peace in the presence of Our Lord under the serene gaze of Our Lady.