Matthew H. Clark

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Matthew Harvey Clark (born July 15, 1937) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the Eighth Bishop of Rochester from 1979 until 2012. He was born in Waterford, New York, to Matthew and Grace (née Bills) Clark.[1] He was raised in Troy, New York. Clark has been criticized for being overly tolerant of homosexuality and even challenging the Vatican's position of not allowing homosexual priests.[2][3]

In September 2019, Clark was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.[4]

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  1. "About Bishop Clark". Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.
  2. LifeSite news: "Rochester bishop: Vatican isn’t against homosexuals entering priesthood" May 7, 2011
  3. Catholic Citizens of Illinois Archived 2004-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Bishop Matthew Clark diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease". Democrat and Chronicle. September 2, 2019.

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