“I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Erie. He served with passion and dedication as the shepherd of God’s people in northwestern Pennsylvania for more than two decades until his retirement in 2012.
Together with the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I extend the prayerful sympathy and condolences to Bishop Trautman’s family and friends as well as the priests, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Erie. May God grant Bishop Trautman the gift of eternal life and give peace and consolation to all those who loved, admired, and respected him.”
Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
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