Speaking for the Baltimore diocese's half-million Catholics, Archbishop William E. Lori said "we lost our great shepherd, great visionary and great friend" in the passing Thursday of Cardinal William H. Keeler. Lori described Keeler as a "world-class leader in humanism and interfaith relationships" who "never forgot a face or a relationship."
"Cardinal Keeler knew so well how to find common ground," he said.
Others also spoke warmly about a man who traveled the world and never stopped building relationships where others saw divisions.
Keeler was known for reaching out to members of disparate faiths, and as one friend remembers...