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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Norbert M. Dorsey, C.P.

Bishop Norbert Dorsey, C.P. died in Orlando on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the age of 83 after a long battle with cancer.  Bishop Norbert Dorsey, C.P. was installed as the third bishop of Orlando on May 25, 1990. During his episcopacy, the Diocese grew from 235,000 to almost 400,000 Catholics He served the people of God as a humble and loving servant. His motto was “Love is Ingenious” and he lived that motto in the way he modeled the love of Jesus Christ to everyone he met. He established 4 parishes, 1 mission and 6 schools during his tenure. Before being appointed as the Ordinary of the Diocese of Orlando, Bishop Dorsey served as auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Miami from 1986 – 1990. Prior to his ordination as a bishop, he served as a priest for the Passionist religious order.  He was elected Assistant General of the Passionists worldwide, and was based in Rome. He shared the life and experience of the Church in five continents during his periodic “Visitations” to most of the 52 countries where the Passionists are established.  In 2004, he retired to a quiet life of prayer.

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