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Catholic bishop: James Foley lived his faith through his work

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Catholic bishop said Marquette graduate James Foley was living his faith, by showing the world images of those suffering from oppressive regimes and war.

Bishop Peter Libasci eulogized the 40-year-old journalist during a memorial service Sunday night in Foley's hometown of Rochester New Hampshire. His parents John and Diane attended the Mass, along with hundreds of others.

Foley was first captured in Libya in 2011, and Libasci said Foley went back to the region so that in his words, "we might open our eyes."

Foley was kidnapped in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war. A video released last week showed that he was beheaded by the Islamic State terrorist group.

Foley, a 1996 Marquette grad, will honored Tuesday evening at a memorial vigil in Milwaukee. Marquette has moved the location to the Gesu Church on Wisconsin Avenue on the east end of the campus.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)