(DETROIT) -- Former Archbishop of Detroit, Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, has died. He was 86.
According to a statement from the Archdiocese of Detroit, Cardinal Szoka died of natural causes on Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi.
"For sixty years Cardinal Szoka gave himself totally to his priestly service of Christ and his Church. He has gone home to the Heavenly Father with our prayers. May the Lord give him the reward of his labors," current Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron said.
Szoka served as Archbishop of Detroit from 1981 to 1990, and then went on to oversee the government of the Vatican City State under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.
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