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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Detroit priest's ultimate sacrifice

There's a sad story coming out of Detroit today. Father Ricardas Repsys, pastor at Divine Providence Lithuanian Catholic Church, died trying to save his nephew from drowning on Lake St. Clair on Tuesday. Father Repsys jumped into the lake after the 13-year-old boy began struggling to stay above the surface. 

Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron is among those hailing the priest's selfless act. "I hope it is some comfort during this very difficult time that the last act of Father Repsys was a heroic one," he said in a statement.

Click HERE to read the Detroit News' article about Father Repsys.

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