Brittany Corl | ABC57
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is reacting Friday morning to the death of Father Theodore Hesburgh.
The former Notre Dame president died Thursday night at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University.
Hesburgh led the world with ideas of faith, equality and education.
Mayor Buttigieg released the following statement Friday morning:
"Father Ted Hesburgh was an extraordinary leader. He touched countless lives, including mine, with his intellect, faith, and decency. He will be remembered for his visionary understanding of how to build a world-class university, and also for his great courage in historic moments like the civil rights movement. South Bend will join the University and the country in remembering Father Ted. We will honor his memory by striving always to be and do more than we had thought was possible.”