01-02-2006 - Traces, n.2
Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi

A Strong, Affectionate Father,
Witness of Christ and of His Mystery

If now from the Universal Church our eyes turn to our Ambrosian Church, we cannot fail to feel the need to express a similar gratitude to the Lord for the many precious gifts He has given us. […] I cannot forget the intense moment of ecclesial life we lived on the occasion of the funeral of Monsignor Luigi Giussani, a priest of this Milanese Church, who for many was a dear father, strong and affectionate, and for all was an announcer and witness of Christ and His mystery.
(From the homily at the Te Deum, Milan Cathedral, December 31, 2005)