Jul 22, 2013 3:45 PM by KATC
The following is a statement released today by Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell regarding the death of former Lake Charles Bishop Jude Speyrer:
"The people of the Diocese of Lafayette are saddened at the death of Bishop Jude Speyrer, who was ordained a priest for the Diocese in 1953 and who served here for 27 years before his appointment as First Bishop of Lake Charles in 1980. I feel fortunate to have known and worked with this faithful priest and bishop, who did so much to build and strengthen the two dioceses in which he served. I pray that the Lord may grant him the reward of his labors."