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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We regret to inform you that the Most Reverend Charles V. Grahmann, 87, passed away late this afternoon, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in San Antonio during cardiac surgery. As most of you know, he was the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Dallas serving from 1990 until May 1, 2007.

Bishop Grahmann celebrated Mass this morning and received the Anointing of the Sick.

Bishop Grahmann was born in Hallettsville, Texas on July 15, 1931. He was ordained to the priesthood on March 17, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas. He was named an auxiliary bishop to the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 1981 and was named the first bishop of the Diocese of Victoria in 1982. He became the Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas on July 14, 1990.

Please pray for the repose of Bishop Grahmann’s soul and that God our Heavenly Father will bring comfort to his family and loved ones. We will notify you as soon as funeral services are set.

Faithfully in Christ,

Bishop Edward J. Burns