Sunday, March 02, 2008

Requiescat in Pace: Rt Rev Kevin Dunn, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle


Bishop Kevin has died very peacefully in the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, at 9.30pm on Saturday 1st March.
He was surrounded by his family including his mother, Cath, aged 88. Canon Cunningham, the Vicar General, was also present and anointed him and said the Prayers for the Dying, and together with the family said the Prayers for the Dead.
The Vicar General, Canon Cunningham, said: "We are very grateful to the doctors and nurses at the Freeman Hospital for the loving care and concern given to the Bishop and his family throughout his illness."
Bishop Kevin had been admitted to hospital in February and was transferred to intensive care with pneumonia.

6 comments:

Augustinus said...

Bishop Dunn was one of our good bishops, taken to his eternal reward at an early age. He will be a great loss to the diocese. Requiescat in pace.

Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

RIP - Unrelated topic, apologies....

Does anyone know if the pope wore 'marini-pink' or rose today?

lf said...

That's too bad. Went to his mass a couple of times. Very nice person.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Prayed for him and the awful situation of our Iraqi brothers and sisters at Mass this morning.
God bless

Dr. Peter H. Wright said...

I am very sorry indeed.
The bishop was no age at all.
I understand his end was a peaceful one, which is a mercy.

God rest his soul now.