Mary Porter Image Gallery 2006 - Image 53
Mary at the Memorial Plaque in Weston Park

On October 16 Bishop Pat Power read the names of 170 Canberrans who had lost their lives due to illicit drug use.

Bishop Power was speaking at the 11th Annual Remembrance Ceremony organised by Family and Friends for Drug Law Reform at the memorial in Weston Park.

As if any proof were ever needed as to the totally indiscriminate way that this tragedy strikes, Bishop Power also told those present that a brother priest had recently performed the burial ceremony for a member of his own family who had died from illicit drug use.

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