The Archdiocese of Tijuana reported the death of Missionary of Charity Father Joseph Michael Langford. He passed away last Wednesday at 1 a.m., the archdiocese reported.
Joseph Langford was born in Ohio on June 25, 1951, and ordained in Rome on March 25, 1978.
He worked as a volunteer with Mother Teresa’s missionaries, until they founded together in 1984 the priestly branch.
He started to work in the Archdiocese of Tijuana in 1988, serving as the superior-general of the Missionaries of Charity priests, and from 1998-1999 as the pastoral vicar of the archdiocese. He served for a time in Rome and returned again in the early years of this decade to Tijuana, where he remained until his death.
Last year, he published a book on the founder: “Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire.”
His funeral will be Wednesday.