ROME — Pope Francis has praised murdered L.A. Bishop David O’Connell for his pro-life efforts and commitment to the poor and migrants.
The pope said he was “deeply saddened to learn of the untimely and tragic death” of Bishop O’Connell in a telegram signed at his behest by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, offering his “heartfelt condolences and the assurance of his spiritual closeness to you, the clergy and religious and lay faithful” of Los Angeles.
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