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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - G.E. Patterson, the presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ and a minister for almost 50 years, died of heart failure Tuesday, the church announced. He was 67. The predominantly black Protestant denomination, headquartered in Memphis, claims 6 million members worldwide and traces its origins to the 1870s. Patterson was hospitalized in January for an undisclosed illness and told his followers in 2005 that he had prostate cancer. At the church's...
Pope John Paul II, born Karol Jozef Wojtyla, was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, a small city near Krakow, Poland. He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla, Sr., a retired army officer and tailor, and Emilia Kaczorowska Wojtyla, a schoolteacher. During his childhood the Pope experienced many hardships, including the loss of his mother, Emilia, and his only brother, Edmund. His father died in 1941 when Karol was twenty. As a teenager he enjoyed religion, poetry and theater. In...
CHICAGO (AP) - Imam W.D. Mohammed, who succeeded his father as leader of the Nation of Islam but abandoned its teachings of black supremacy and moved thousands of its followers into mainstream Islam, died Tuesday. He was 74. Sultan Muhammad confirmed his uncle's death, but did not immediately offer details. He said the family planned to issue a statement later in the day. The Cook County Medical Examiner said 74-year-old Wallace Mohammed was pronounced dead Tuesday. Mohammed went by...
Jerry Falwell Obituary (AP News)

LYNCHBURG, Virginia (AP) - The Rev. Jerry...

Tammy Faye Messner Obituary (AP News)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Live one day at a time, without...

D. Kennedy Obituary (AP News)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) - The Rev. D. James...

Ruth Graham Obituary (AP News)

MONTREAT, North Carolina (AP) _ Ruth Graham, who...

Gordon Hinckley Obituary (AP News)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gordon B. Hinckley, the...

Charleston Church Shooting Victims Obituary (AP News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man opened fire...

Billy Graham Obituary (AP News)

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, who...

Timothy Wright Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Timothy Wright, the...