East Anglia’s catholic bishop dies

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THE Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, Michael Evans died last night after a battle with cancer.

Bishop Michael was diagnosed with advanced and aggressive prostate cancer six years ago but continued his ministry throughout his treatmment.

Although he had to limit his engagements from the beginning of this year as his condition worsened he continued to work until he was admitted to hospital last Thursday.

A statement from the Diocese of East Anglia said he had ‘passed away peacefully’ at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at 7.10pm last night.

Thanks were expressed to the hospital and the local surgery which had cared for Bishop Michael.