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A Catholic bishop was murdered in the USA

A Catholic bishop in southern California who was hailed as a “peacemaker” was shot and killed on Saturday blocks away from a church, stunning the Los Angeles religious community.

Detectives were investigating the death of Bishop David O’Connell as a homicide, the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department said.

Authorities did not say if the bishop was targeted. The suspect, or suspects, remained at large.

O’Connell, 69, was a priest for 45 years and a native of Ireland, according to Angelus News, the archdiocese news outlet. Pope Francis named him one of several auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the US, in 2015.

Source: The Guardian

Photo source: Facebook/Bishop Robert Barron

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