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The Good Bishop

The Life of Walter F. Sullivan

Phyllis Theroux


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Walter F. Sullivan retired in 2003 after 29 years as bishop of the Richmond, Virginia diocese. One of a generation of bishops appointed by Pope Paul VI, Sullivan became famous for his pastoral leadership, and in the 1980s he acquired a national reputation as one of the leading 'peace bishops', standing up against the climate of cold war and warning against the global nuclear threat. This is a biography of his influential life.

Orbis Books, 9781626980242, 262pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2013