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Bishop led Hawaii diocese for 10 years

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2004

    Bishop Francis DiLorenzo, holding a staff, greeted state Sen. Norman Sakamoto, left, before the start of the annual Red Mass at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral on Fort Street. DiLorenzo, 75, died Thursday in Virginia. He led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu before his transfer to Virginia.

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo — who traveled to the Vatican as head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu to advocate for Hawaiian hymns and “hula gestures” in church while opposing same-sex marriage and physician-assisted suicide in the islands — died Thursday in Virginia while serving as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Read more

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