Press Release
September 26, 2013

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on the Passing of Bishop Timothy Lyne

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“Chicagoans of all faiths mourn the passing of Bishop Timothy Lyne, a true people’s priest, who presided over generations of Chicago’s faithful – from mayors on down - as well as a large part of the history of Chicago itself.  He was a living model of the 20th century big-city priest - gritty, funny, real – a man who rubbed elbows with the powerful and broke bread with the poor. In more than 70 years serving this great city, Bishop Lyne’s door – just like his heart - was open to all, and in good times as well as bad, he was always there, ready either with his trademark Irish affability or his comforting counsel; whatever the occasion required, he was a man for all seasons, and he will be missed by all.“