Religion: Spellman to New York

Seven years ago, tall Eugenic Cardinal Pacelli, Papal Secretary of State, laid his lean hands upon the round head of a plump U. S. priest, made him the first U. S. Roman Catholic bishop ever consecrated in St. Peter's Basilica. The bishop was Most Rev. Francis Joseph Spellman, whom the Pope had appointed Auxiliary to William Henry Cardinal O'Connell of Boston. This week Eugenio Pacelli, now Pope Pius XII, appointed Bishop Spellman to be Archbishop of the 1,000,000-odd Catholics of the see of New York, vacant since last September.

A graduate of Fordham University, trained for the priesthood in Rome's North American...

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