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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 19, 2010

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM D. BORDERS



“I join all Marylanders today in mourning the passing of Archbishop William Donald Borders, a religious leader who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Archbishop Borders came to Baltimore during the crisis surrounding school busing, a very difficult time for our community. His common sense approach and steady voice calmed the atmosphere and was credited with helping to defuse tensions.

“The Archbishop was a Chaplain during World War II, seeing combat first hand in Italy and North Africa. He was an unassuming person and I was always impressed by his common touch and how he could relate to nearly everyone he met. He didn’t care about titles or position, but he had a way of making everyone feel valued and that their opinion mattered.”