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Bishop’s Statement on Passing of Cardinal Keeler

March 23, 2017

Richmond, VA – The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo released the following statement today on the passing of William Cardinal Keeler, 14th Archbishop of Baltimore:

“Today, I, along with the clergy, religious communities and the faithful of the Diocese of Richmond, offer our prayers to the Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Baltimore on the death of William Cardinal Keeler. Many in our Diocese will remember that Cardinal Keeler served as Apostolic Administrator in Richmond between Sept. 16, 2003, until my installation as Bishop, May 24, 2004.

“May all who mourn his passing find comfort in the Lord and solace for his long service and devotion to the Church. Please join me as we pray for the repose of the soul of Cardinal Keeler, may he rest in peace.”