January 28, 2016
“I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Mayor Buddy Cianci, and on behalf of the Diocese of Providence, I extend our sincere sympathy and promise of prayers to his family, friends, associates and all those who mourn his loss.
Throughout his career, Mayor Cianci was unfailingly helpful to the Catholic Church in Providence and for that we will always be grateful. As Mayor of Providence he was keenly aware of the enormous contributions the Church makes every day to our community and he wanted to support that mission.
On this occasion we call to mind the saying, “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” While we reflect upon Buddy’s past contributions, we are also comforted by the future that awaits him in the presence of a merciful God. May Almighty God be good to him, forgive his sins, and reward the many good things he accomplished during his time on earth.