Bishop Louis A. DeSimone, longtime South Philly pastor

October 10, 2018

Bishop Louis A. DeSimone

By Staff

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Louis A. DeSimone, 96, a longtime pastor in South Philadelphia and World War II veteran, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, at St. Thomas Monastery in Villanova after a brief illness.

From 1976 to 2001, Bishop DeSimone served as pastor of St. Monica Parish in South Philadelphia. Two years later, then-Monsignor DeSimone was named auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia by then-Pope, now-St. John Paul II. The pope also named him Titular Bishop of Cillium, a former diocese in North Africa.

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