Religion: Philadelphia's O'Hara

Since the death of Dennis Cardinal Dougherty last May, the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia has been without an archbishop. Last week Pope Pius appointed an outstanding one: John Francis O'Hara, 63, bishop of Buffalo, onetime (1934-39) president of the University of Notre Dame, and during World War II one of his church's directors of Roman Catholic Army & Navy chaplains. Vatican speculation immediately listed Archbishop O'Hara† as among those U.S. prelates most likely to be raised to the college of cardinals at the next consistory (probably next spring). Other U.S. archbishops often so listed: Boston's Richard James Gushing, San Francisco's...

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