STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM D. BORDERS
I join all Marylanders today in mourning the passing of Archbishop William Donald Borders, a religious leader who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Archbishop Borders came to Baltimore during the crisis surrounding school busing, a very difficult time for our community. His common sense approach and steady voice calmed the atmosphere and was credited with helping to defuse tensions.
The Archbishop was a Chaplain during World War II, seeing combat first hand in Italy and North Africa. He was an unassuming person and I was always impressed by his common touch and how he could relate to nearly everyone he met. He didn't care about titles or position, but he had a way of making everyone feel valued and that their opinion mattered.
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