Coronavirus claims retired NY priest weeks after killing his successor
By The Christian Post
NEW YORK — St. Clare’s R.C. Church in Great Kills on Staten Island announced the loss of Pastor Emeritus Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy to the coronavirus on Saturday, just over a month after the virus killed his successor. He was 91.
“It is with a very heavy heart that we share with you that our beloved Pastor Emeritus, Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy, affectionately known as Monsignor, has returned to the Lord,” the church said in a statement on their website.
Murphy’s death came two days after he celebrated his 66th anniversary of priestly ordination.
Source:The Christian Post