Community says goodbye to Bishop Matthew Clark

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The funeral mass for Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark, who died at age 85, was held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Monday.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the mass. The cathedral also held a prayer service for the bishop on Sunday. Clark was consecrated as the youngest bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Rochester in 1979 and was one of the youngest American Catholic bishops ever. He retired in 2012 after serving the Rochester Diocese for more than three decades.

He will be buried in the Bishop’s Crypt at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.