Bishop Boyle farewelled

Dunedin’s St Joseph Cathedral was packed with people paying respects to Emeritus Bishop Len Boyle.

Boyle, who was the fifth bishop of the diocese of Dunedin, died on June 1.

A requiem mass – held at St Joseph Cathedral – featured Catholic bishops from around New Zealand.

The Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, the former Clutha-Southland MP, was also in attendance.

At his Requiem Mass, Bishop Colin Campbell, the present Bishop of Dunedin, told the parable of the prodigal son, one he said Bishop Boyle had chosen for the event.

The parable was a key to his life, and its teaching of repentance and the love of God was something he not only preached, but humbly lived by.

Another requiem took place in the Basilica in Invercargill on Thursday.

Bishop Boyle was buried at the Wreys Bush cemetery, just south of Nightcaps on Thursday afternoon.

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