A healing president and devoted Episcopalian

Ford's "care-filled ministry" gratefully recognized
Former President Gerald R. Ford, praised in death as a low-key healer for the nation in the troubled aftermath of the White House Watergate scandals and the Vietnam War, was eulogized in a succession of Episcopal services at the turn of the new year.

The Episcopal connection was not perfunctory. Ford’s “care-filled ministry over many decades” as a layperson drew a strong expression of gratitude in a statement by the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori.


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