MONTPELIER, Vt. — A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
The Diocese of Burlington says he died Tuesday at a nursing home in Winooski after suffering a stroke.
Angell’s brother, David, was the Emmy Award-winning creator of “Frasier” and was aboard the first plane that struck the World Trade Center.
At a Mass, the bishop prayed for the victims and the perpetrators, saying, “I am a Christian. I have to forgive, so I do.”
Kenneth Angell was bishop from 1992 to 2005, retiring after a difficult last five years. During that period, he saw Vermont pass its first-in-the-nation civil union law to same-sex couples, which he opposed.
Angell also served as auxiliary bishop of Providence, Rhode Island.
This story has been corrected to show the TV show is “Frasier,” not “Fraser.”