Bishop Murry's STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA
Friday, 06 December 2013 15:42

STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA

By

Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ, Ph.D.

Bishop of Youngstown

December 6, 2013

In light of the passing of a respected leader and visionary, I want to offer my prayers in remembrance and celebration for the life and work of Nelson Mandela. As noted in the Statement of Pope Francis, we should all recall “the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation, and truth.”

Let us pray in thanksgiving to God for the gifts Nelson Mandela shared with the world during his sojourn here on earth.