MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The Diocese of Duluth says Bishop Paul Sirba died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 59.
The Diocese says Bishop Sirba suffered cardiac arrest at St. Rose Church in Proctor Sunday morning.READ MORE: Fatal Crash Closes Highway 7 In Shorewood
He was rushed to Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, where life-saving measures were attempted, but were unsuccessful.READ MORE: Sanneh Foundation Offers Free Basketball Camps To Get Girls Of Color In The Game
Sirba has led the Catholic Diocese of Duluth for a decade. His vicar general, Rev. James Bissonnette, said in a statement “words do not adequately express our sorrow at this sudden loss of our Shepherd.”
After Sirba was ordained in 1986, he served at the Church of St. Olaf in Minneapolis, the Church of St. John the Baptist in Savage, at St. John Vianney Seminary and the Church of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin, both in St. Paul, and at the St. Paul Seminary.MORE NEWS: AG Ellison Seeks Comments From Community Leading Into Derek Chauvin's Sentencing
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