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Statement of Archbishop O'Brien on Death of Gov. Schaefer

"The prayers of the more than half-million Catholics of the Archdiocese of Baltimore are with the former Governor's family and with their fellow citizens of Baltimore and Maryland at the loss of one of the greatest civic leaders we have known," Archbishop Edwin O'Brien said. "As mayor and governor, William Donald Schaefer was a partner and friend to my predecessors, championing the needs of others throughout his many years of service. As we celebrate this Holy Week, we encourage prayers for the repose of the soul of our late Governor, and give thanks to God for his selfless service."