Remembering Bishop Thompson

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated a memorial Mass for the late Bishop David B. Thompson on May 23 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Afterward, he blessed the tombstone of his predecessor.

Bishop Thompson was ordained to the episcopacy on May 24, 1989, and led the Diocese of Charleston until 1999. He remained active in ministry after retirement by celebrating Masses, and helping with confirmations and diaconate formation.

One of his many achievements was the Synod of Charleston, the first official gathering of clergy and laity in the diocese since 1956.

He died Nov. 24, 2013, at age 90.