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Hundreds gather to honor murdered L.A. Auxillary Bishop David O’Connell

A little more than a year ago, mourners were shocked when Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell was found murdered in his Hacienda Heights home.

On Saturday, hundreds of people gathered for a memorial mass at the San Gabriel Mission Church. The Catholic Priest was beloved by the community as O’Connell served as the L.A. Archdioceses for 45 years.

Pope Francis named O’Connell as the Auxiliary Bishop in L.A. in July of 2015. Brian Nunes was named as Auxiliary Bishop following O’Connell’s death and has fond memories of his predecessor.

“He was a man of peace, he was down to earth, and just so willing to take time to listen to people,” Nunes said. “He was just very good about showing them that they were important, that he cared for them, that God loved them.”

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