Father Pascal Salisbury, First African-American Priest in U.S. Dominican Order, Dies at 95

October 20, 2023 | Catholic Vote

CV NEWS FEED // Father Pascal Salisbury, the first African-American Dominican priest in the United States, passed away at the age of 95 this past August.

Donald Salisbury, who later took the name Father Pascal Salisbury, was a priest for 56 years and served as a hospital chaplain, where he ministered at many hospitals, hearing confessions and giving last rites.

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