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Bishop George A. Sheltz.

Galveston-Houston archdiocese mourns death of retired auxiliary Bishop Sheltz

Dec 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop George Sheltz, an auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, died Tuesday at age 75.  Read more

Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, addresses the diplomatic corps in January 2015.

Former Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 71

Nov 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fra’ Matthew Festing was Grand Master from 2008 to his resignation in 2017. Read more

The late Archbishop Henryk Hoser.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, papal envoy to Medjugorje, has died

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Polish prelate was a trained physician, a missionary in Africa for more than two decades, and oversaw the pastoral... Read more

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, Vicar Apostolic of Brunei.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim has died at age 69

May 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, the vicar apostolic of Brunei, died Saturday in a hospital in Taiwan. Read more

Screenshot from a video of Cardinal Christian Tumi taken while he was held captive overnight in Nov. 2020.

Cardinal who worked for peace in Cameroon has died

Apr 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi, Cameroon’s first cardinal and a dedicated advocate for peace in the country’s Anglophone crisis, has died... Read more

Regis Philbin.

The Catholic roots of Regis Philbin

Jul 25, 2020

Game show and talk show host Regis Francis Xavier Philbin died July 24 at 88. Philbin was a Catholic, and... Read more

CNA file photo.

Italian Cardinal Paolo Sardi dies at age 84

Jul 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who served under five popes, died Saturday at Gemelli Hospital in Rome after a short illness.  Read more

Cardinal Godfried Danneels in 2009.

Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels dies at the age of 85

Mar 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Godfried Danneels died Thursday at the age of 85 in his native Belgium. Danneels served as Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels... Read more

Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, who died Nov. 24, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Madison.

Bishop Morlino of Madison dies at age 71

Nov 25, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison died the evening of Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. Mary Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin,... Read more

Bishop Francisco San Diego, who died Aug. 26, 2015.

Filipinos mourn the death of pioneer Bishop Francisco San Diego of Pasig

Aug 26, 2015

Catholics in the Philippines are mourning Wednesday's death of Bishop Francisco San Diego, who founded the Diocese of Pasig in... Read more

Bishop Anthony G. Bosco.

Retired Pennsylvania bishop dies, age 85

Jul 3, 2013

Bishop Anthony G. Bosco, who retired as bishop of Greensburg in 2004, died peacefully July 2 at his home after... Read more