Cardinal John O'Connor

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Birthday
15, 1920
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 3, 2000 (80)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1920
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 3, 2000 (80)

About

Powerful leader of Catholic Church who was the Archbishop of New York from 1984 to 2000.

Before Fame

He was a Korean War chaplain who would enter combat zones to say Mass and last rites for soldiers.

Trivia

He opposed condom distribution as an AIDS-prevention measure, viewing it as being contrary to the Church's teaching.

Family Life

John's parents were named Dorothy and Thomas, he had four siblings.

Associated With

He was titled as Bishop of Scranton on May 6, 1983 by John Paul II.