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Catholic Bishop of Philadelphia lies in state in his Cathedral

Bishop John N. Neumann, detail
01/08/1860
John Nepomucene Neumann, the Catholic Bishop of Philadelphia since 1853 lay in state in the Cathedral chapel where the city's Catholics, shocked at the sudden death of the adored bishop, filed past his coffin.  Born in Bohemia in 1811, he had become famous for his piety and development of parochial schools.  He was canonized by Pope Paul VI in June 1977, the first male American to become a saint.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Alban Butler, Michael J. Walsh, Butler's Lives of the Saints, revised edition, (New York: Harper Collins, 1991), 5.

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