Denver Newsroom, May 11, 2020 / 15:57 pm
Six retired Jesuit priests who resided at an infirmary of the society in Philadelphia died last month of coronavirus.
The priests lived at Manresa Hall, the infirmary at Saint Joseph's University's Loyola Jesuit Residence. They died at local hospitals between April 14 and 28.
The facility had been temporarily evacuated. It reopened April 25, and "the residents at Manresa are now all in stable condition," Mike Gabriele, spokesman for the Society of Jesus' East Coast province, told CNA.
There were 17 Jesuits who lived at the facility's infirmary, and all of them had tested positive for COVID-19 April 17 - three days after the death of the first priest, Father G. Richard Dimler, 88, who taught computer science and German at Fordham University.