Religion: Youngest Archbishop

To be the late, famed William Cardinal O'Connell's successor as Archbishop of Boston, Pope Pius last week named Boston's Bishop Richard J. Gushing, who thus became the youngest Archbishop in the U.S. For the 1,133,075 Roman Catholics of the nation's second largest See, the Holy Father's choice could not have been happier.

Son of Irish immigrants (his father was a Boston Elevated blacksmith), tall, rugged, liberal Archbishop Gushing has spent all of his 49 years in Boston. Unlike Cardinal O'Connell, who was aloof and often absent from Boston, the new Archbishop has always...

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