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2001 - 2005

 Noteworthy Events in the History of the Diocese
Adapted from Where the Star Came to Rest by Gaspar F. Ancona;
The Catholic Church in the Grand River Valley, 1833 – 1950 by the Rev. John W. McGee; and other sources.
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December 10, 2002 Bishop Kevin Michael Britt, auxiliary bishop of Detroit, is appointed Co-Adjutor Bishop of Grand Rapids.
October 13, 2003 Bishop Robert John Rose resigns as Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Bishop Kevin Michael Britt succeeds Bishop Robert Rose as Bishop of Grand Rapids.
May 15, 2004 Bishop Kevin Michael Britt dies at his home of acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis.
March 12, 2005 Bishop Joseph Matthew Breitenbeck, bishop emeritus, passes away at St. Ann’s Home.
June 21, 2005 Bishop Walter Allison Hurley, auxiliary bishop of Detroit, is appointed Bishop of Grand Rapids.
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