Daniel Berrigan, US anti-war priest and poet, dies at 94

By REUTERS
May 1, 2016 06:29

 
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Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, poet and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files to protest the Vietnam War, died on Saturday at 94, a Jesuit magazine reported.

Berrigan died at the Murray-Weigel Jesuit Community in New York's Bronx borough, America magazine said. It did not give a cause of death.



A passionate critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Berrigan gained worldwide attention in 1968 when he, his younger brother Philip, who was a Josephite priest, and seven other Catholics seized draft records from a Selective Service Office in Catonsville, Maryland.

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