The following is a statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding the death of Bishop Thomas V. Daily, Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn, and who served as the first Bishop of Palm Beach. It was Bishop Daily who ordained Bishop Barbarito as a bishop. While serving in the Diocese of Brooklyn, Bishop Barbarito served as Bishop Daily's Vice Chancellor, Episcopal Secretary and Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn.
Statement from Bishop Barbarito:
The Death of Bishop Thomas V. Daily, Emeritus Bishop of Brooklyn
Bishop Thomas Daily was an extraordinary priest in every way, especially in his love of the Lord and His people. So many people in the Diocese of Palm Beach as well as the other dioceses he shepherded, were personally touched by his faith, hope and love.
We were blessed to have him as our founding Bishop.
Look for more reflections and memories from Bishop Barbarito on Bishop Daily in Bishop Barbarito's next Living the Truth in Love column which will be published in our Florida Catholic newspaper on June 9, 2017.
Please view our Press Release section of our website for more on the death to view more on Bishop Daily's life.