John Joseph 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

American prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of New York from 1984 until his death in 2000.

Before Fame

He served the US Navy in 1952 as a military chaplain during the Korean War.

Trivia

He opposed condom distribution as an AIDS prevention measure because of the Church's teaching that all contraception is immoral and its use a sin.

Family Life

He is the fourth of five siblings.

Associated With

He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 1985.