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Roman Catholic leader offers statement on death of Mark Costello

Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
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

Religion Editor  

Carla Hinton

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide... Read more ›

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