Friday Funeral Mass for Ohio Priest Convicted of Killing Nun
July 10, 2014
A full funeral mass is set for Friday for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in northwest Ohio in 1980.
Organizations that help victims of clergy abuse are upset that the Toledo diocese will observe the usual protocol for priests' funerals for the Rev. Gerald Robinson, who died July 4 in a prison hospice at age 76.
Robinson was a Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass.
An official with the Toledo diocese says the Rev. Gerald Robinson remains an ordained priest and his services will follow the usual protocol for diocesan priests' funerals.
Robinson died Friday. The 76-year-old had been serving a prison sentence of 15 years to life in what church historians have characterized as the only documented case of a Catholic priest killing a nun.
He had been in a hospice unit since the end of May after suffering a heart attack,
Robinson was found guilty in 2006 of killing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in 1980 at a Toledo hospital where they both worked.