Covington Archdiocese en Former Bishop of Diocese of Covington dies <p>Bishop William Hughes, who the led the Covington Diocese for 16 years, has died.&nbsp;</p><p>In a press release Friday, the Diocese said Hughes passed away February 7 at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas.&nbsp; He was 91.&nbsp;</p><p>Hughes served the Roman Catholic church for 66 years and was a bishop for 38 of those years.&nbsp; He was appointed bishop of the Covington Diocese in 1979 and served until 1995.&nbsp;</p><p>A mass of Christian burial honoring Hughes' life will take place next Friday at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:08:30 +0000 Tana Weingartner 9013 at Former Bishop of Diocese of Covington dies