Catholic Journalist George Neumayr Dies in Africa
Update 3:58 p.m. Eastern time on January 20, 2023: Neumayr’s family released the following statement: “It is with great sadness that the family of George Neumayr announces his untimely passing on January 19, 2023. He was abroad in Côte d’Ivoire, Africa, living out his passion for defending the Catholic Faith and the Church’s mission to save souls. He passed away after contracting malaria. The family is devastated by this sudden loss and requests prayers for the happy repose of his soul and the consolation of his family.”
George Neumayr, an author and journalist who fearlessly exposed corruption in the Catholic Church, died of malaria last night. He was 50.
He had been in Africa since December 26, 2022, studying Christianity there and “what the Church in the West could learn from it, both good and bad,” according to his journalism fund updates and several articles he wrote from the former French colony.
Neumayr, who was once famously banned from entering Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception over his reporting on its rector, was a senior editor at The American Spectator and the author of The Political Pope: How Pope Francis I
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