Bernardin, Joseph Louis

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Born: Apr 02, 1928 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen


1928 - He was born on the 2nd of April in Columbia, South Carolina.

1952 - He was ordained as priest of the Diocese of Charleston.

1966 - He was appointed Titular Bishop of Ligura and Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia.

         - He was ordained as bishop on the 26th of April.

1968 - He resigned as auxiliary bishop of Atlanta.

1972 - He became General Secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

1982 - He was appointed Archbishop of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1983 - He elevated to Cardinal on the 2nd of February.

1996 - He was appointed Archbishop of Chicago.

         - He served as archbishop until his death on 14th of November from pancreatic cancer.

1997 - He wrote memoir "The Gift of Peace".

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