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Roman Catholic priest Monsignor Richard Albert is dead

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 11:40 PM
Albert, who was 69 years old, died in hospital Monday evening, hours after he complained about feeling ill.

Roman Catholic priest, Monsignor Richard Albert has died.

Albert, who was 69 years old, died in hospital Monday evening, hours after he complained about feeling ill.

Monsignor Albert joined the Catholic ministry in Jamaica 39 years ago after arriving here from New York.

He was instrumental in creating and facilitating the establishment of many social intervention projects like the St Monica's Home for the Aged; The St Patrick's Foundation and the Stella Maris Foundation.

In 2006, Albert drew spotlight on Christians in Jamaica, when he declared that  "the church has lost its guts" by being reluctant to speak out against corruption and injustice in the country.