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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:25 AM


Mother Angelica, nun who founded cable tv religious network, dead at 92

Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:11am EDT

other Angelica, a soft-spoken nun who dispensed homespun religious and life advice for years on television after founding a cable network, died on Sunday aged 92, officials and religious leaders said.

"Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke," the Catholic News Agency said in a statement.

"Mother has always and will always personify EWTN, the network that God asked her to found," said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Warsaw.

The nun, born Rita Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, founded the network, among the world's largest religious broadcasters, from a studio set up in an Alabama monastery garage in 1981 after she objected to a movie being shown by a station which was owned by the studio she used for producing programs for a Christian network.



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