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Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I

ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

Statement of Cardinal George on the
Death of Bishop Kaffer, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet
May 29, 2010

The death of Bishop Roger Kaffer on May 28 has brought to a quiet end the earthly life of one of God’s most devoted servants.  He served God’s people as priest and bishop for many years, and he sanctified these sacred offices with his personal holiness.  His sense of humor was testimony not only to his intelligence but, as well, to his holiness, his friendship with Christ.  We will miss him greatly, but we believe we continue to be one with him in prayer and in the love of the risen Christ.