California Episcopal Bishop suspended for trying to sell church's property dies at 74

By The Christian Post

The Right Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, California, seen in a video from 2015. | YouTube

Former Episcopal Church Bishop J. Jon Bruno, who garnered controversy and a suspension when he unsuccessfully tried to sell a church property still being used by a congregation, has died at age 74.

Bruno, who served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles from 2002 to 2017, died on April 23 of natural causes at his home in La Quinta, California, according to his wife, Mary.

“Our family and the many others who knew and loved Jon have been blessed with his magnificent life,” said Mary Bruno, as reported by the L.A. Diocese.

“We are gladdened to know that he has been greeted by St. Peter and is in the loving hands of God. We ask that our family is included in your prayers and our privacy respected in this time of grief.”

Source:The Christian Post