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Bishop’s candor refreshing

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The response from the Fargo Catholic Diocese last week to Bishop John Folda's bout with hepatitis was surprising and welcome. The diocese was open, honest and accessible as the story unfolded, as was the bishop.

The bishop was exposed to the hepatitis A virus during a meeting in Rome for new bishops. It was feared he exposed parishioners upon his return to duties in Fargo. He got sick (since recovered), but there have been no reports to public health officials of additional cases.

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