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Disgraced California bishop dying of cancer

September 29, 2009

Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann, who resigned in disgrace in 1999 amid sordid revelations of a homosexual affair with a seminarian whom he ordained a priest, is dying of pancreatic cancer.

“Our prayers are with Bishop Ziemann at what must be a very painful time,” said Bishop Daniel Walsh, his successor as head of Diocese of Santa Rosa in northern California. “Like all of us, he had his faults. At the same time he did a lot of good ... Now is the time to have him in our prayers.”


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