Religion: For the Windy City, Fresh Air

Joseph Bernardin takes over a huge, troubled archdiocese

He arrived at O'Hare Airport last week with a smile, a wave and a corny line: "I feel so welcome, I bought a one-way ticket." Welcome he was. The 2,374,000 member Archdiocese of Chicago celebrated as Joseph Louis Bernardin, 54, proceeded through the weeklong round of rites that marked his installation as archbishop. Already one of U.S. Roman Catholicism's handful of most important leaders, Bernardin (pronounced Burr-nuh-deen) is taking charge of the nation's largest archdiocese. In time he will be named a Cardinal, the first...

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