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Photo courtesy of Bishop John D'Arcy
Bishop John D'Arcy, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, talks with Pope John Paul II in this photo taken in 1998.

Commissioners: 'A true servant's heart'

The Allen County Board of Commissioners today issued the following statement upon the passing of Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy:

"Bishop D'Arcy was a man of tremendous faith with a true servant's heart. He led the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 24 years, touching many lives.

Bishop D'Arcy once said, 'a bishop must teach the Catholic faith in season and out of season, and he teaches not only by his words, but by his actions.' His life exemplified those words and, with his passing, our community has lost a tremendous leader.

In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and with the many individuals who knew him as a friend and mentor. Bishop D'Arcy will be truly missed."

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