April 28, 1969: Cardinal Terence Cooke Appointed to the Cardinalate
This is a signed letter from Cardinal Terence Cooke to a Cuban Bishop, Carlos Riu Angles in 1966.
Cardinal Cooke was the auxiliary bishop in New York at the time of this letter. He was raised to the cardinalate by Pope Paul VI In April 1969. He was the second youngest member of the College of Cardinals.
Cardinal Cooke was considered to be theologically conservative but progressive in secular matters. His numerous programs to aid New York's disadvantaged endeared him to the city. He participated in the conclaves which selected Popes John Paul I and John Paul II.
He died of cancer in 1983
The signed letter from him is of special value to the Collection because there is a cause for his canonization.
A more detailed biography of Cardinal Cooke is located on the Notable Individuals page and is the first story located there. Papal Artifacts gratefully acknowledges the Terence Cardinal Cooke Cause for Cannonization web site for their generous use of biographical information. When describing his funeral, the web site's speaks of an overflowing Cathedral filled with mourners who were bidding farewell to a beloved priest who touched so many lives by his care for the poor and by his holiness. Each of New York's ethnic communities felt a profound personal loss. We encourage you to read this biographical information about a man who could become America's next canonized saint.
Papal Artifacts honors the memory and gifts to our church of Cardinal Terence Cooke
This is a signed letter from Cardinal Terence Cooke to a Cuban Bishop, Carlos Riu Angles in 1966. Cardinal Cooke was the auxiliary bishop in New York at the time of this letter. He was raised to the cardinalate by Pope Paul V... read more »
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