Manas Buthelezi, a Lutheran bishop in South Africa and one of the great African theologians of the 20th century, died April 20 at age 81.
Buthelezi, former vice president of the Lutheran World Federation, was also active with the World Council of Churches, the All Africa Conference of Churches, and the South African Council of Churches.
Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and herald of the Catholic social justice movement, died April 30 at age 94.
James M. Robinson, a prominent scholar of the Gospel source known as “Q” and of Gnosticism, died March 22 at age 91.
Virgilio Elizondo, 80, a Mexican-American Catholic priest and theologian described as “the father of U.S. Latino religious thought,” died March 14 in San Antonio.
The Medical Examiner’s Office for Bexar County, Texas, determined his death from a gunshot wound to have been a suicide.
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