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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
EUROPE: IRELAND: MONS. OFFERS SYMPATHY ON DEATH OF MICHAELA MCAREAVEY
CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF IRELAND-Statement by Monsignor Aidan Hamill, Vicar General of the Diocese of Dromore, on the death of Michaela wife of John McAreavey
"On behalf of the people and priests of the Diocese of Dromore, I would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt sympathy and prayers to John McAreavey on the tragic death today of his wife Michaela while on honeymoon.
"At this time our thoughts and prayers are also with John's uncle, Bishop John McAreavey, as well as with the wider Harte and McAreavey families.
"We share Bishop McAreavey's words expressed earlier, on hearing of the death of Michaela, that 'a light has gone out for her husband John; for her family and friends; for Michaela's teacher colleagues and students, and for the whole GAA community throughout Ireland.'"
Mgr Aidan Hamill, Parish Priest of Saint Peter's Lurgan and Vicar General of the Diocese of Dromore