Statement of Bishop W. Francis Malooly on the death of Archbishop Borders

“I met Archbishop Borders for the first time in 1974 during his initial days as Archbishop of Baltimore when he dropped by the parish where I was serving as an assistant pastor, just to say ‘hello.’ We have had a strong friendship ever since.

My family always enjoyed his company as well. He has spent the last 15 Christmases with my family and my nieces and nephews always enjoyed his presence at those family gatherings.

I was also blessed to get to know the Archbishop’s family; his brothers, the late Chick and Kenny, and his sister, Janet. They are a typical Midwestern Catholic family – loyal, grateful and dedicated to service.

In 1989 when I began working with him at the Archdioce