June 10, 2013

OTTAWA – Archbishop Richard Smith has expressed the condolences of the Canadian bishops to the family of Dr. Henry Morgentaler who died May 29.

"Every human life is sacred and deserves our care and protection," Smith said in a statement released May 30 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

"As Catholics, we mourn the loss of each life, in particular of those who die in the womb, and pray to God to be merciful to all who die," said Smith, president of the bishops' conference.

"May Our Lord help us all to find the best ways to aid those who are suffering and in need."