Charles J. Chaput

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Birthday
26, 1944
Birthplace
Kansas
Birth Sign
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Birthplace
Kansas

About

American prelate of the Catholic Church who, in 2011, was installed as the Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Before Fame

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from St. Fidelis College in Herman in 1967.

Trivia

Since he is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi he is thus far only the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States and the first Native American archbishop.

Family Life

His father was a French Canadian who directly descended from the French saint King Louis IX while his mother was a Native American.

Associated With

He was appointed Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, by Pope John Paul II in 1988.