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Baum, William Wakefield

Born: 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen


1926 - William Wakefield Cardinal Baum was 21st of born November in Dallas, Texas.


1951 - Ordained as a priest and spent his early church career in Missouri.


1961 - Became the privy chamberlain.


1962-1965 - Served as both vice-chancellor of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and as an "expert" at the Second Vatican Council.


1970 - Chancellor of that diocese before being named a bishop himself, heading the diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.


1973-1980 - Served as Catholic archbishop of Washington DC.


1976 - Baum was named Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in via Flaminia.


1978 - He participated in the two conclaves.


1990 - Became the Church's Major Penitentiary.


2001 - Suffered from deteriorating eyesight that cause him to resigned as Penitentiary.


2003 - Attended the meeting of American cardinals called to deal with the sex abuse scandal.


2005 - Baum was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.







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