Cardinal John O’Connor Death, Bio

Name Cardinal John O’Connor
Date of Birth January 15, 1920
Place of Birth Pennsylvania

Cardinal John O'Connor


Cardinal John O’Connor was born on January 15, 1920 in Pennsylvania. He died on May 3, 2000 (age 80). Luminary figure in the Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of New York from 1984 until his retirement in 2000.

He served as a chaplain during the Korean War and would go into war zones to offer Mass and perform final rites for fallen soldiers. Because he believed that it went against what the Church teaches, he was opposed to the distribution of condoms as a means of preventing the spread of AIDS. Dorothy and Thomas were John’s parents, and he was one of four siblings. John’s name is John.

Cardinal John O'Connor

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