Sunday, March 02, 2008

Requiescat in Pace

From the diocesan website:

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.
A full obituary and press release will follow as soon as possible.

Kevin Dunn, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle
Requiescat in Pace


Anonymous said...

I saw the announcement late last night. De profundis offered for the repose of his soul. Prayers will also be said for his soul at Mass this morning. RIP.

Unknown said...

I heard about the death when I went for mass this morning at the Cathedral of St Mary. It's difficult accepting this death, he visited our Newcastle university chaplaincy twice in a period of one year and I had the opportunity for the first time in my life to speak and take photographs with a bishop. I appreciated his love for youths and his humility. May his soul rest in peace, Amen. And may his family have the comfort and peace of God in their hearts.

Augustine said...

I will pray for him.

What will the diocese do now?

Dr. Peter H. Wright said...

I am so sorry to read this news.
Fr. Michael's bulletins made me realise the gravity of the situation.

I didn't know the bishop, but he is well spoken of.

I am glad his end was peaceful.
That is a mercy.

A prayer for the repose of his soul, and may the good Lord console his family.

Anonymous said...

I never met Bishop Dunn but just looking at his photographs and comments on this blog it is clear that he was a very open, approachable and good man.

May he rest in peace.