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Funeral today for Harrisburg Bishop McFadden

Written by The Associated Press | May 8, 2013 5:47 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A funeral is planned for Roman Catholic Bishop Joseph McFadden, the spiritual leader for about 250,000 Roman Catholics in central Pennsylvania. 

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput will preside over today's funeral Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County.

The 65-year-old McFadden died of a heart attack Thursday after feeling ill while attending a meeting of the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania in his native Philadelphia.

The service will cap several days of memorial services while the bishop's body lay in state at St. Patrick Cathedral near the state Capitol in downtown Harrisburg.

Burial is to be at Holy Cross Cemetery

McFadden oversaw parishes in 15 counties and had been Harrisburg's bishop for about three years.

Before that, he was an auxiliary bishop in Philadelphia.

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