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The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker Jr., the first black elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, who ushered in an era of ordaining women to the priesthood and weathered public controversies, died Feb. 28, 2015 in Michigan. He was 72. Newsday's obituary for Orris Walker
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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