Bishop Boland dies at age 83

The Rev. Raymond Boland, former bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, has died.

KMBC television reported that the 83-year-old Bolandís friends and family confirmed his death.

Boland had just arrived in his native Ireland, where he had said he wanted to live out his remaining days in hospice. He had been fighting lung cancer.

Boland was bishop here from 1993 until 2005. He took emeritus status and was replaced by the Rev. Robert Finn.

Information from KMBC