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Founder of Homeboy Industries Father Gregory Boyle Lecture Set for April 12 Canceled

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 10, 2017 – The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries, was slated as the final lecturer in the King University Institute for Faith and Culture 2016-17 Lecture Series April 12 at the Bristol Public Library. Due to an unforeseen illness, Father Boyle is unable to attend.

For information on King’s Institute for Faith and Culture visit or contact Dr. Shannon Harris at, 423-652-4836, or 423-747-3524.


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