Former Bishop of Diocese of Covington dies

Feb 8, 2013

Bishop William Hughes, who the led the Covington Diocese for 16 years, has died. 

Bishop William A. Hughes
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In a press release Friday, the Diocese said Hughes passed away February 7 at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas.  He was 91. 

Hughes served the Roman Catholic church for 66 years and was a bishop for 38 of those years.  He was appointed bishop of the Covington Diocese in 1979 and served until 1995. 

A mass of Christian burial honoring Hughes' life will take place next Friday at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.