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Legal dispute ends: Archbishop Sheen’s remains will be transferred to Peoria

June 11, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: New York State’s highest court has rejected a final appeal from the Archdiocese of New York to keep Venerable Fulton Sheen’s remains interred in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Sheen (1895-1979), ordained for the Diocese of Peoria, became auxiliary bishop of New York (1951-1966) and bishop of Rochester (1966-1969). Pope St. Paul VI granted Sheen the title of archbishop in 1969 upon his retirement.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Jun. 12, 2019 7:29 PM ET USA

    It is overtime for this unseemly action. Hopefully it is ended. The money spent on lawyers could have been used for better purposes. I am sure Archbishop Sheen and his little angel are resting in peace and happy the event is over. What a shame to begin with.