• Short Summary

    The body of Cardinal Cushing lay in state in Boston Cathedral as thousands of Americans this week paid their last respects to the controversial Prince of the Church.

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    GV PAN Cathedral to crowd
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    SV Crowd
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    SV Cardinal Cushing's body carried into Cathedral followed by relatives (2 shots)
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    LV Int. Body placed on bier
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    SV Body lying in state
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    SV Priest reading prayer
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    SV Body lying in state
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    LV Clergy during service
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    SCU Nun kissing hand of Cardinal and people paying last respects
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    Initials JMR/AW/OS/2208 JMR/AW/OS/2222



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The body of Cardinal Cushing lay in state in Boston Cathedral as thousands of Americans this week paid their last respects to the controversial Prince of the Church. The Cardinal died at his Boston home on Monday (2 November) only a few week after he resigned as Archbishop of Boston.

    Richard, Cardinal Cushing was an immigrant blacksmith's son. As a young man he worked on the docks to earn enough money to get him though his tuition at Boston College.

    In his youth, the Irish immigrants of New England had little place in its social and economic establishment. But late in his career the Cardinal stood beside a young Irish Roman Catholic from Boston who had just been elected to the highest office in the United States.

    Cardinal Cushing was internationally known as the spiritual advisor to the Kennedy family. He offered the prayers at John F. Kennedy's inauguration and three years later he presided at the assassinated President's funeral.

    Always strongly interested in missionary work, he had hoped to go to Peru to work with 100 priests in a missionary society he founded. When he Pope this year finally accepted his resignation, it was too late. The 75-year-old Prelate was already fatally ill.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5DUK4JNUOMIVC47MQ9BG8F73
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5DUK4JNUOMIVC47MQ9BG8F73
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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