On Saturday, May 30, 2020, Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown was admitted for inpatient treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides innovative care for people with all types of cancer from the most common to the most rare.
Bishop Murry extends his deepest thanks to all for their words of encouragement and well wishes. Although he cannot answer each card, letter, text or email, he appreciates your thoughtfulness and extends his prayers and good wishes.
In response to the killing of George Floyd on May 25, Bishop Murry along with his brother bishops stated, “that the fight to eradicate racism is a pro-life issue. Racism is not a thing of the past or simply a throwaway political issue when convenient. It is a real and present danger that must be met head on.” Bishop Murry along with his brother bishops encourage Americans to encounter people of different cultural backgrounds to seek greater understanding and unity. Encounters such as these will start to bring about the needed transformation of our understanding of true life, charity and justice in our country.