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Name:  Joseph Bernardin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: Columbia, South Carolina


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Archbishop of Chicago, 1982-96.

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Following the death of Cardinal John Cody of Chicago, Pope John Paul II chose Archbishop Bernardin to lead the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was appointed the twelfth Bishop and seventh Archbishop of Chicago on July 10, 1982. On August 25, 1982, he was formally installed in that role by the Apostolic Delegate, Pio Laghi. In the Consistory of February 2, 1983, he was elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II as Cardinal-Priest of Gesù Divino Lavoratore (Jesus the Divine Worker) as his titular church.

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