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Religious Education Congress Opens remembering life of Bishop O’Connell

Archbishop José H. Gomez opens Religious Education Congress remembering life of murdered Bishop David G. O’Connell

The first anniversary of the shocking killing of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell prompted reflections and commemorations from Catholic leaders about the bishop’s joy and love of Jesus Christ. The anniversary comes as his alleged killer is expected to face trial later this year.

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles commemorated Bishop O’Connell in opening remarks at the Religious Education Congress held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

“As we begin our Religious Education Congress, we are feeling the loss of our beloved Bishop David O’Connell, who died early last year. I still miss him every day. I know many of you miss him too,” the archbishop said Feb. 16. “He was a beautiful man, with a shepherd’s heart. He loved Jesus Christ and he was always a joyful presence.”

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