Los Angeles Catholic Bishop David O’Connell Shot and Killed in His Home
The city of Los Angeles is mourning the loss of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, who was shot and killed in his home in Hacienda Heights on Saturday. According to reports, police responded to the bishop’s home at 1 PM on Saturday and found him dead at the scene. The incident has shocked the Catholic community, with Archbishop José H. Gomez issuing a statement expressing his deep sadness and shock at the loss of the beloved bishop.
Bishop O’Connell had been a priest and then a bishop for 45 years with the church. He was known as a “peacemaker” for his efforts to bring people together and promote understanding and compassion in the community. The bishop was also known for his deep prayer life, which was said to be an inspiration to many.
Bishop O’Connell Remembered as a “Peacemaker” and “Man of Deep Prayer”
The shooting has left many unanswered questions, and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. As of now, no suspects have been identified or arrested.
The Catholic community in Los Angeles is devastated by the loss of Bishop O’Connell, who was widely respected and admired for his commitment to peace and justice. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide those who knew him and worked with him.
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