Most Reverend F. Joseph Gossman, Bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Raleigh, passed away on August 12, 2013. He was 83.
Bishop Gossman was a long-time member of the Canon Law Society of America, holding the office of recording secretary in 1965. A graduate of the Catholic University of America, Bishop Gossman earned his doctorate in canon law in 1959. After his installation to the office of bishop in 1975, he spent 31 years serving the Diocese of Raleigh.
More information regarding Bishop Gossman's life and legacy can be found here.
Please remember Bishop Gossman and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.