Roman Catholic leader offers statement on death of Mark Costello
The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley released a statement today regarding the death of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, who was Roman Catholic.
Costello, 59, died Sunday night after he was stabbed by a family member at an Oklahoma City restaurant, officials said.
Coakley, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said he had known Costello for many years.
"Like so many others, I was shocked and grieved to learn of the tragic death of Mark Costello. I have known Mark and Cathy for many years," Coakley said in his statement.
"The Costello family needs our prayers and we owe it to them to respect their privacy during this painful time."
Posted by Carla Hinton