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Bishop Skylstad honored for Columbia River work

Bishop William Skylstad will be honored Friday for his role in creating the 2001 Columbia River Pastoral Letter, an international document addressing spiritual, social and ecological issues in the watershed.

The recognition is part of the annual Winter Waters event, which takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Patsy Clark Mansion, 2208 West Second Ave. The event is jointly hosted by the Sierra Club’s Upper Columbia River Group and the Center for Environmental Law & Policy. Tickets are $35.

Skylstad is bishop emeritus of Spokane. He led the work on the pastoral letter, which is based on the Catholic teaching of caring for God’s creation. It was signed by bishops in the U.S. and Canada.

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