|For Release :
January 31, 2006
Statement by The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, On the passing of Coretta Scott King
The people of the Archdiocese of Newark mourn the passing of Coretta Scott King, who for so many people and for so many years has been a symbol of peace and brotherhood.
We remember Mrs. King in a special way here in Newark. In 1968, at a time when many places in this nation were unreceptive or ambivalent to the message of human rights, the Archdiocese welcomed the Kings to our Queen of Angels parish and stood with them in the struggle for equality.
Though Coretta Scott King will surely be missed, her efforts to continue to promote the King legacy will long be remembered and valued.