Monday, March 23, 2020 8:39 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
CINCINNATI — A former Cincinnati archbishop who led Catholics for more than a quarter century has died. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk had been in declining health for years before he died Sunday at the age of 85. Pilarczyk led the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for 27 years and was the nation’s longest-serving bishop when he retired in 2009. His life in the church began as a Catholic schoolboy in his hometown of Dayton. His final years leading the region's Catholic congregation also included a public struggle with widespread allegations of clergy abuse.