Humberto Sousa Medeiros

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Birthday
6, 1915
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Sep 17, 1983 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1915
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Sep 17, 1983 (67)

About

Portuguese American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Boston from 1970 to 1983.

Before Fame

He emigrated from Portugal to the US in 1931 with his family and got work at a local textile mill in Massachusetts.

Trivia

He was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam war and condemned the bombing of Hanoi in a 1973 Christmas sermon.

Family Life

His father raised vegetables on the Island of São Miguel, Azores.

Associated With

He was one of the cardinal elector of the October 1978 papal conclave, which elected Pope John Paul II.

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