Detroit funeral held for Cardinal Edmund Szoka
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:30:09 GMT —
Catholic leaders and faithful have packed the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit for the funeral of Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican.
The Mass was held Tuesday morning, with Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron officiating.
Szoka died of natural causes on Wednesday at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan. He was 86.
Szoka was a confidant of Pope John Paul II. In addition to leading Detroit-area Catholics, Szoka later served as the governor of Vatican City.
Since his retirement from active ministry in 2006, Szoka had been living in the Detroit suburb of Northville.