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Rise in Glory: +Roger J. White

Annysa Johnson writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

In the winter of 1989, in the midst of the Salvadoran civil war, then-Milwaukee Episcopal Bishop Roger White joined a contingent of faith leaders to escort exiled Lutheran Bishop Medardo Gomez back to his home parish for the Feast of the Epiphany.

… “Roger was very courageous. I’m not talking simply about moral courage, which he had, but the courage to put himself in physical danger,” said Lutheran Bishop Peter Rogness of St. Paul, Minn., who had served alongside White in Milwaukee and went with him to El Salvador.

“Roger said, ‘That’s part of my calling, and I’m going.’”

White, who led the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee from 1985 to 2003, died Monday of complications from a brain aneurysm suffered Aug. 11.

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Bishop White’s funeral is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee.

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