On this date in 1969 then Bishop Fulton Sheen resigned as Bishop of Rochester. As he said, “I am not retiring, only retreading.”
Pope (Saint) Paul VI named him Archbishop of the Titular See of Newport (Wales).
The Archbishop remained relatively active, spending the last years of his life chiefly in writing and preaching.
The Papal Artifacts’ Collection is primarily dedicated to artifacts connected to the papacy. Individual popes, their biographies and multiple items belonging to them, including first and second class relics, make up the majority of this Collection. But that isn’t all it is.
Father Kunst has a deep devotion to the saints as can be readily seen in viewing the Saints & Blesseds section of this site. We invite you to visit Papal History/Saints & Blesseds to view the many canonized and beatified men and women who make up this section of the Collection.
Another category is also included with this Collection: Notable Individuals. These are people significantly associated with the Catholic Church who have not been canonized but contributed in outstanding ways to the church.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is one of them.