Bishop Koenig speaks out in support of eliminating the death penalty in Delaware.

March 25, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, issued a letter today to the members of the Delaware General Assembly, in support of HB 70 and HB 301.

The letter can be found below.

In April 2021, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis had appointed Bishop Koenig the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. He was ordained a bishop and installed as the 10th Bishop of Wilmington on July 13, 2021.

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions and 27 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Information about the diocese is available at

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