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Funeral mass for former Bishop Walter Sullivan


He may have been the leader of the Catholic faith in Richmond, but Bishop Walter Sullivan touched people of many faiths across Central Virginia.

Tuesday night, they came together to honor his memory.

One of Bishop Sullivan's priorities was to find ways to make connections with people of other faiths. Part of that work was on display at a memorial service in his honor.

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart was packed as faith leaders and worshipers gathered to remember Sullivan's contribution to the community.

Sullivan served as bishop for nearly thirty years.

During his time as bishop, Sullivan directed $50,000 diocesan fund to help build the Virginia Holocaust Museum when it was being built. He also served on its board of directors.

Right up until he passed on, Sullivan was still meeting the people he had an impact on.

Sullivan's full burial mass is scheduled Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. also at the cathedral. Sullivan died last week after a battle with liver cancer.

Governor Bob McDonnell and Senator-elect Tim Kaine are expected to attend.

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