Religion: Archbishop and U.S.

For ten months the Most Rev. Francis Joseph Spellman, plump-faced, quick-smiling, and broadminded, has been Archbishop of 1,000,000 Roman Catholics in & around New York City. But not until last week did he attain the fullness of his ecclesiastical powers. Then a great throng of priests, bishops and Catholic laymen filled St. Patrick's Cathedral. Burly Denis Cardinal Dougherty of Philadelphia—substituting for Archbishop Spellman's onetime superior, ailing William Cardinal O'Connell of Boston—placed around the Archbishop's shoulders a narrow woolen band embroidered with crosses. It was a pallium, symbol of the powers an Archbishop...

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