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Nation IN BRIEF : MASSACHUSETTS : Episcopal Bishop Commits Suicide

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The bishop of the nation’s largest Episcopal diocese was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police and church officials in Boston said. Bishop David E. Johnson, who had announced his retirement and was to begin a sabbatical next month, committed suicide in his home, apparently on Saturday, diocesan spokesman Jay Cormier confirmed. Diocesan officials said they had no idea why Johnson killed himself.


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