Death of Rev. Peter J. Gomes

May 22, 1942 - February 28, 2011
Cambridge, Massachusetts | Age 68

Influential Harvard minister dies at 68
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, a nationally influential Baptist minister and advocate for tolerance who oversaw Harvard University's Memorial Church for more than 30 years, has died. He was 68.

Gomes died Monday of complications from a stroke, according to a statement from the university.

"Peter Gomes served Harvard with unparalleled dedication, wisdom, and creativity for more than four decades," President Drew Faust said. "He...

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