"We are both saddened at the death of this good and faithful servant and enormously grateful for his care-filled ministry over many decades. We give thanks for his life of service in government leadership as well as in the several parishes to which he belonged. His leadership in assisting with the completion of Washington National Cathedral and supporting the work of Episcopal Relief and Development will be long remembered.
His family, especially Mrs. Ford, will continue in our prayers as they grieve this loss. May he rest in peace and rise in glory." -- PB's December 27th Statement on the death of former President Gerald Ford