The Associated Press

Carl K. Moeddel

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Rev. Carl K. Moeddel, a former second-ranking administrator of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, died Tuesday. He was 71.

He died after a long illness, the archdiocese said. He had a stroke several years ago and suffered from diabetes. Moeddel resigned in 2007 because of ill health.

Moeddel was ordained a bishop on August24, 1993, and was director of priest personnel as well as auxiliary bishop. Other positions included parish priest and past president of the Ohio Council of Churches