Public Viewing Set For Philly Cardinal Bevilacqua


Salon Staff
February 6, 2012 3:45PM (UTC)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public viewing is set for the former spiritual leader of Philadelphia's 1.5 million Catholics.

The viewing is scheduled to begin Monday evening for Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (beh-vih-LAH'-kwah) at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The former archbishop of Philadelphia died last week at the age of 88.

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Bevilacqua led the archdiocese for more than 15 years, retiring in 2003. But in recent months he's become central to a child sex abuse case involving former priests and a high-ranking church administrator who served under him.

Bevilacqua will be entombed beneath the cathedral's altar following a funeral Mass on Tuesday.


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