Catholic Bishop Fatally Shot in California
The Los Angeles Archdiocese auxiliary bishop was shot to death Saturday afternoon, officials said.
View Source | February 19, 2023 10:28 am
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- Bishop David O’Connell was reportedly known as a “peacemaker.”
- The 69-year-old native of Ireland was fatally at about 1 p.m. Saturday inside of his Hacienda Heights neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
- O’Connell, who served in the Los Angeles area for 45 years, was reportedly shot in the chest.
“Bishop Dave was a man of deep prayer who had a great love for Our Blessed Mother. He was a peacemaker with a heart for the poor and the immigrant, and he had a passion for building a community where the sanctity and dignity of every human life was honored and protected,” Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said.
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