22 Jul '11, 1am

Archbishop Pedro Meurice. Requiescat in pace. | #Cuba archbishop, Castro critic dies in US via @cmswire #catholic #trcot

HAVANA - PEDRO Meurice Estiu, archbishop emeritus of Santiago de Cuba and fierce critic of Cuba's communist rule, died from kidney failure on Thursday in Miami, the Catholic Church said. He was 79. The Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the late bishop as a 'worthy pastor' in announcing his death at Miami's Mercy Hospital, where he had been under medical treatment for several months. He retired in 2007. Funeral services were planned in the southern US city, with visitation to be held over the weekend at Shrine of Our Lady Charity and a funeral Mass presided by Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski due to take place Monday at St Michael the Archangel Church, the Archdiocese of Miami said. His remains will be repatriated to Cuba and buried in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Cuba, 900km south-east of Havana, according to the bishop's wishes, a spokesman for the regional archdioce...

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