December 20, 2017 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—CardinalDaniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the UnitedStates Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the followingstatement this morning upon the death of Cardinal Bernard Law. Ifyou have been abused or know of someone who has been abused, contact the localdiocesan victims assistance coordinator and, where you may have knowledge of acrime, local law enforcement. As we reflect on the legacy of Cardinal Law, itwill likely bring back painful memories for survivors. The Church seeks toalways respond as supportive pastors.

"Entrusting his soulto the mercy of Christ, I echo the statement released by Cardinal SeánO'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston and offer my prayers and condolences to thefamily and friends of Cardinal Law. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord.At this time especially we keep close in our prayer the bravesurvivors of sexual abuse.  Their witness would lead toa comprehensive response from the Church in the United States toprotect and heal the deep wounds of abuse. I pray they may findstrength and peace in the mercy of Christ."

Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB,Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Cardinal Bernard Law, Cardinal SeánO'Malley, Archdiocese of Boston, sexual abuse, prayers, condolences


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