News archive 2002

Statement of Archbishop Sean Brady on the death of Fr Declan O’Toole

Statement of Archbishop Sean Brady on the death of Fr Declan O’Toole

I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely death of Fr Declan O’Toole, a member of the Mill Hill Missionaries, in Northern Uganda on Thursday 21 March 2002.

On behalf of the Irish Episcopal Conference, I extend to his family and to the Mill Hill Missionaries my heartfelt sympathy on their bereavement and the assurances of my prayers.

Fr O’Toole’s death is a reminder of the extraordinary commitment, courageous faith and heroic generosity of our Irish missionaries throughout the world, who minister, often in very difficult circumstances, far from their families and homes. May we continue to support them in every way possible, especially with our prayers.

+Seán Brady
Archbishop of Armagh
President, Irish Episcopal Conference
22 March 2002

ENDS

22 March 2002

Issued by the Catholic Communications Office
on behalf of Dr Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh

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