Death of Bishop Walter F. Sullivan

June 10, 1928 - December 11, 2012
Richmond, Virginia | Age 84

Progressive Catholic bishop dies
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Bishop Walter F. Sullivan, a progressive leader in the U.S. Roman Catholic church and the longest-serving head of the Richmond diocese, died Tuesday. He was 84.

Sullivan, who had been diagnosed with liver cancer, died at home, said Judy Lindfors, assistant editor of The Catholic Virginian.

He spent the majority of his life serving the church, including 29 years as bishop of the sprawling Richmond diocese and 21 years before...

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