CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 11:30 am
An English bishop died Monday after contracting the coronavirus.
The Archdiocese of Liverpool said that Bishop Vincent Malone, 88, died on the morning of May 18 at the Royal Liverpool Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. He is at least the fourth bishop to die of the coronavirus
Joe Anderson, the mayor of Liverpool, paid tribute to the bishop on Twitter, describing him as “a true gentleman, a humble and dedicated man whose mission was to serve God, the archdiocese and the people of Liverpool. He did it very well.”
Bishop Malone was an auxiliary bishop of Liverpool archdiocese from 1989 to 2006, when he reached the retirement age of 75. But he continued to serve as a vicar general and trustee of the archdiocese until last year. He remained a canon of the Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter until his death.