HARRISBURG, Pa. — Church and public officials from Pennsylvania are saddened by the unexpected death of Bishop Joseph McFadden, who shepherded the Diocese of Harrisburg.
“I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Bishop Joseph McFadden,” Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said.
“I am grateful that I had the opportunity to be with him over the last few days at the annual spring meeting of the Pennsylvania bishops and spend time in conversation with him.”
Bishop McFadden died on May 2 at the age of 65 while in a series of weeklong meetings with his fellow bishops of Pennsylvania, which were being held in Philadelphia. He awoke feeling ill and was taken...READ MORE