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Thomas Gumbleton, Detroit Catholic bishop who opposed war and promoted social justice, dies at 94

Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Thomas Gumbleton, a Catholic bishop in Detroit, has died. For decades, he was an international voice against war and racism and an advocate for labor and social justice. Gumbleton was 94. He became a national religious figure in the 1960s when he publicly opposed the U.S. role in the Vietnam War. He was a founding leader of Pax Christi USA, an American Catholic peace movement. Gumbleton spoke out against war and met victims of violence around the world. Archbishop Allen Vigneron called Gumbleton a “faithful son” of Detroit.

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