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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

 January 26, 2012

 Chicago, Illinois - For Immediate Release 



Bishop to visit Cook County Morgue to “Pray for the Dead” and to review conditions and demand a thorough response to the tragic backlog of human remains


Bishop James Alan Wilkowski, Evangelical Catholic Bishop for the Diocese of Northwest, will visit the Offices of the Cook County Medical Examiner on Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 9:00 AM to to examine conditions, pray for souls of the deceased, and demand a thorough response to the tragic pile up of human remains. 

The Bishop will join other faith leaders in demanding that morgue overhaul plans be made public, and that an oversight board made of community and clergy leaders be put in place to monitor conditions and advocate for dignified resolution of the needs of the indigent.



William R. Morton

Office of Media and Public Relations






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