Former Detroit Archbishop Cardinal Edmund Szoka has died

Author: Jeff Wattrick, Managing Editor,

Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who served as Archbishop of Detroit from 1981-1990, died of natural causes Wednesday night in a Novi hospital. He was 86.

"We mourn the loss of a dedicated shepherd," said current Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron, who had served as a priest under Cardinal Szoka in the 1980s. "For sixty years Cardinal Szoka gave himself totally to his priestly service of Christ and his Church. He has gone home to the Heavenly Father with our prayers. May the Lord give him the reward of his labors." ...