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Bishop Edward J. Burns 7.1.2019

Statement from Bishop Edward J. Burns regarding Addison Plane Crash

DALLAS — Bishop Edward J. Burns, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas made the following statement regarding the tragic Addison plane crash that occurred Sunday morning. 

We mourn the loss of ten people in the recent airplane crash at Addison Airport. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family members of those tragically killed. We commend the deceased into the arms of God’s love and mercy. At the same time, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas grieves with the communities of All Saints Catholic School in Dallas and John Paul II High School in Plano as we mourn the deaths of passengers Dylan and Alice Maritato, and their mother and stepfather, Ornella and Brian Ellard. As a community, we are saddened at the tragic loss of all who perished in the crash and offer special prayers for their families. Please join me in praying God will bring strength, grace, and peace to their family members and all those who loved them."

Please join us as we pray,

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, 
and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May they rest in peace.