Retired bishop for Archdiocese of Detroit dies at 84

(WXYZ) - A retired bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit, Bishop Moses B. Anderson, died of cardiac arrest January 1 at 84 years old, according to the archdiocese. He had been living in Livonia.

The Archdiocese of Detroit said in a news release that Bishop Anderson was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit by Cardinal Edmund Szoka in 1983 and served in active ministry until 2003.

"Bishop Anderson was led to life in the Catholic Church in his youth, and from then on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was the center of his life," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron in a news release. "He was a faithful steward of our Eucharistic life all during his priestly service, especially during the years of his episcopacy here in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was unfailingly generous in his pastoral care for us all.  We will miss him greatly, and entrust him to the loving care of our Father in heaven."

Funeral arrangements were posted to the Archdiocese of Detroit's Website as follows:

Bishop Anderson will lie in repose at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, on Sunday, January 6, from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, January 7, at 9 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  

Bishop Anderson is survived by his brother Woodrow Williams and many nieces and nephews.  Condolences may be sent to his nephew, Mr. Terry Walker, 1703 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701.

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