A funeral for the late leader of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese will be held Friday.
Bishop Emeritus John Michael D’Arcy passed away from cancer.
Wednesday, hundreds of parishioners packed a church in South Bend to remember him. Many people left work and school early just to honor the 80-year-old.
“He was a man of his word and he loved the church and his faith,” said one mourner.
Bishop D’Arcy led the diocese for 25 years. He will be buried in Fort Wayne.