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PASSINGS: Edmund Szoka, Arlene Martel, Brian Hutton, Peter McAlevey
PASSINGS: Edmund Szoka, Arlene Martel, Brian Hutton, Peter McAlevey

Edmund Szoka Former archbishop of Detroit Edmund Szoka, 86, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, died of natural causes Wednesday at a hospital in Novi, Mich., the Archdiocese of Detroit announced. Szoka received his first assignment as a priest in 1954, as associate pastor of a parish in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. By the early 1990s, he was the Vatican's point man for finance. And by the end of that decade, he was running one of the world's smallest countries: Vatican City. In between, Szoka honed his administrative skills as archbishop of Detroit. Edmund Casimir Szoka was...

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