The Sacramento Diocese is responding to the report of the death of Bishop Emeritus Francis Anthony Quinn.
Bishop Jaime Soto released a written statement on Thursday.
"Bishop Quinn, at the time of his death, was the oldest Catholic bishop in the United States. A status he enjoyed sharing with the many who visited him," wrote Soto. "In his quieter moments though, Bishop Quinn was ready and eager to meet the Good Shepherd whom he had served faithfully during his 73 years as a priest, 41 of which as bishop."
"Let us continue to accompany him with our prayers. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. May perpetual light shine upon him," concluded Bishop Soto.
Quinn was 97-years-old at the time of his death.