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NYS Catholic Bishops to meet with Cuomo March 19 in Albany Print E-mail

Contact: Dennis Poust, (518) 434-6195 (office), (518) 225-4882 (cell), dpoust@nyscatholic.org

The Catholic Bishops of New York State will meet with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the State Capitol in Albany. Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, archbishop of New York, will be unable to attend the meeting as he will still be in Rome, where Pope Francisí formal Mass of Installation will be held that same day.

The most prominent item on the agenda will be the Governorís yet-to-be introduced abortion bill, which Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops strongly oppose. The bishops also plan to discuss education funding with the Governor, as well as funding for housing and other programs for the poor and vulnerable, and humane treatment for incarcerated individuals.

A group of Bishops will take questions at the LCA pressroom on the 3rd floor of the Capitol at approximately 3:30 p.m., immediately following the one-hour meeting.

The Bishops are planning to meet with Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Jeff Klein and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver later in the afternoon. The Bishops will remain in Albany overnight for the March 20 Catholics at the Capitol event, in which several hundred Catholic New Yorkers will come to Albany to lobby their legislators on those same issues.

The following Bishops are scheduled to attend the Governorís meeting, as well as Catholics at the Capitol:

Most Rev. Robert Cunningham
Bishop of Syracuse
Apostolic Administrator of Rochester

Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn

Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard
Bishop of Albany

Most Rev. Terry LaValley
Bishop of Ogdensburg

Most Rev. Richard Malone
Bishop of Buffalo

Most Rev. William Murphy
Bishop of Rockville Centre

Most Rev. Robert Brennan
Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre

Most Rev. Raymond Chappetto
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn

Most Rev. Octavio Cisneros
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn

Most Rev. John Dunne
Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre

Most Rev. Edward Grosz
Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo

Most Rev. Dominick Lagonegro
Auxiliary Bishop of New York

Most Rev. Nelson Perez
Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre

Most Rev. Paul Sanchez
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn

Most Rev. Gerald Walsh
Auxiliary Bishop of New York