Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Salt and Life to broadcast Cardinal's funeral

Mass for Former Archbishop of Toronto tomorrow

The funeral for Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, who died last Friday at the age of 81, take place tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. EST at St. Michael's Cathedral in downtown Toronto.

Cardinal Ambrozic was born in Gaberje, Slovenia, which his family fled in 1945. When he arrived in Toronto in 1948,  he entered St. Augustine's Seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1955 and named auxiliary bishop of Toronto in 1976. He was named Archbishop of Toronto on 17 March 1990 and in 1998 he was created cardinal by Pope John Paul II.

Salt and Light Television will begin live funeral coverage at 10:15 a.m. EST, which will be available through their live web stream. Repeat broadcasts will also be available at 8 p.m. EST and 12 a.m EST.

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the funeral, including 500 priests and numerous family and friends. 

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