In memoriam Sister Joan Frances Delaney

9 May 2022

It is with sadness that the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has learned of the death at the age of 92 of Sister Joan Frances Delaney, MM, on 28 April 28 2022 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, New York.

For over forty years, the PCPCU seconded a religious sister from a missionary congregation to the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of the World Council of Churches. Sister Joan was appointed by the PCPCU as a consultant to the CWME from 1984 to 1990. During that time, she made a highly appreciated contribution to the work of the CWME and, through the Joint Working Group of which she was also a member, also to relations between the Catholic Church and the WCC.

Requiescat in pace