Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth dies

Updated: December 01, 2019 10:17 PM

The bishop of the Diocese of Duluth died suddenly Sunday morning.

According to a statement from the Rev. James Bissonette of the Diocese of Duluth, Bishop Paul Sirba suffered cardiac arrest Sunday morning at St. Rose Church in Proctor. 


The Bishop was rushed to a hospital in Duluth where life-saving measures were taken, however, they were not successful. 

Bishop Sirba was pronounced dead at 9 a.m.

"Words do not adequately express our sorrow at this sudden loss of our Shepherd," Bissonette said of the bishop's death. 

Arrangments for Bishop Sirba's funeral Mass and burial will be forthcoming. 

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