Rome Newsroom, Oct 20, 2022 / 05:00 am
After announcing Bishop John P. Dolan lost his sister to death by suicide, the Diocese of Phoenix on Wednesday renewed his “urgent plea to get mental health ministry underway.”
“Our hearts are breaking as we make known the loss of Mary Elizabeth Dolan, youngest sister of Bishop John P. Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix,” the diocese shared on its social media pages Oct. 19.
“Mary, who from her days in college suffered from mental depressive disorder, was found on Oct. 16 to have died by suicide,” the statement said.
The diocese also shared that Mary is the third of Dolan’s eight siblings to die by suicide, “underlining his urgent plea to get mental health ministry underway in the Diocese of Phoenix.” He also lost a brother-in-law to suicide.