Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire, has died. She was 92.

Known to millions of viewers simply as "Mother Angelica," she was the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network. EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw says she died Easter Sunday at the rural Alabama monastery where she lived about 45 miles north of Birmingham.

Mother Angelica had been in declining health since suffering a severe cerebral hemorrhage on Christmas Eve 2001. She never regained her full speaking ability and had other, less-severe strokes through the years.

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