John O'Connor


Born: 1/15/1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 5/3/2000
Age: 80
Cause of death: brain cancer

Full name: John Joseph O'Connor
Noted For: Roman Catholic priest (1945-2000), promoted to archbishop of New York (1983) and cardinal (1985) by Pope John Paul II. Was a conservative ally of the pope's on social issues such as abortion and homosexuality. Chaplain in the U.S. Navy (1948-75), retiring with the rank of rear admiral.

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