The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the Feb. 3, 2013, passing of Bishop John D’Arcy from the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend.
“The University of Notre Dame joins many others in mourning Bishop D’Arcy,” Father Jenkins said. “His life was one of loving service to God’s people as a pastor and, since he became the bishop of this diocese in 1985, he has shown dedicated and affectionate care for the University of Notre Dame. We remember him with gratitude and, though saddened by his passing, we believe he will be an advocate for us in the heavenly Kingdom.”