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December 11, 2000

STATEMENT BY ANTHONY CARDINAL BEVILACQUA ON DEATH OF FORMER CAMDEN BISHOP JAMES T. MCHUGH

I considered Bishop McHugh a close friend. Over the years, we worked closely together on matters that affected both the diocese of Camden and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Bishop McHugh was a leading bishop in articulating the teachings of the church on life issues, especially abortion, more recently partial birth abortion, and euthanasia. He carried international influence as the representative from the Vatican at the conference in Cairo. (1994) Bishop McHugh was a prolific writer and a very intelligent and holy man, but very self-effacing and humble. It was unfortunate that his illness limited him from fully using his talents and abilities in Rockville Center. I greatly admired Bishop McHugh. We have certainly lost a great Bishop.

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Editorís Note: Bishop McHugh served the diocese of Camden, New Jersey from 1989 until December 1998. He became bishop of Rockville Center, New York in January 2000.

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