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Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 00:03:26 +0100

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Subject: DELANEY; Bishop Joseph-2005-USA/TX

> Fort Worth's Bishop Delaney Dies at 70
> Published July 12, 2005 at 7:25 PM CDT
> FORT WORTH, Texas -- Bishop Joseph Delaney, leader of more than 400,000
> Catholics in the Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese, has died at age 70.
> Delaney, who has been bishop of the north central Texas diocese since
> 1981, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, but had said the
> cancer was in remission.
> The Rev. Robert Wilson, chancellor of the diocese, said Delaney had hoped
> to get his strength back, but "was never able to get back out to the
> parishes."
> "He was good to his people, good to his priests, good to his staff,"
> Wilson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
> Delaney's housekeeper discovered his body Tuesday morning, Wilson said.
> Monsignor Kevin Vann, named by the Vatican in May as coadjutor bishop to
> succeed Delaney upon his death or retirement, had been scheduled to be
> installed Wednesday. The ordination will be held as planned, but Vann will
> now be ordained as bishop, Wilson said.
> "I think I learned from him how to take it easy, how to be calm, how to
> really listen and consult and have confidence in the Holy Spirit and the
> power of God," Vann said Tuesday.
> Bishop Charles V. Grahmann of the Dallas diocese called Delaney a "very
> perceptive person, open always to new ways of ministry. Lay ministry and
> preparation for that ministry were important to him."

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