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    /slideshows/homeCustom1920x945/DSC_0236.JPG Most Reverend FRANK J. RODIMER, JCD, DD 1927-2018 - Sixth Bishop of Paterson from 1978 to 2004 https://rcdop.org/people/bishop-frank-j-rodimer-jcl-dd _self
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    /slideshows/homeCustom1920x945/PopeBishop7.jpg Most Reverend FRANK J. RODIMER, JCD, DD 1927-2018 - Sixth Bishop of Paterson from 1978 to 2004 https://rcdop.org/people/bishop-frank-j-rodimer-jcl-dd _self
    /slideshows/homeCustom1920x945/Rodimer%20in%20cathedral.jpg Most Reverend FRANK J. RODIMER, JCD, DD 1927-2018 - Sixth Bishop of Paterson from 1978 to 2004 https://rcdop.org/people/bishop-frank-j-rodimer-jcl-dd _self
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    • December 13
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    • December 13
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