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Press Release

 Office of Media and Communication

Evangelical Catholic
Diocese of the Northwest

Chicago Illinois 60617-8388
Office: 773-721-5383   Fax: 773-721-2581

 December 11th, 2012

 Chicago, Illinois - For Immediate Release 

Diocese encourages Governor and Legislature

to enact marriage equality in Illinois



The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest calls upon Governor Quinn and the Illinois State Legislature to complete the process of enacting marriage equality for gender common couples.


Bishop James Wilkowski feels that “this is the secular season of Advent for which many of our state-wide family have been anticipating – the fulfillment of unconditional human rights and dignity.”


The Diocese calls upon our state wide leaders to complete this next step in the evolution of human rights as quickly as possible.



William R. Morton

Director of Media and Communication









“A Welcoming Community of Faith Rooted in the Catholic Tradition” 



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