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    PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 17 -- ELEVATION OF ARCHBISHOP JOHN FRANCIS O'HARA TO RANK OF CARDINAL WAS GREETED TODAY WITH GRATEFUL PRAYERS BY JOYFUL ROMAN CATHOLICS IN THE TEN COUNTY ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA.

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    PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 17 -- ELEVATION OF ARCHBISHOP JOHN FRANCIS O'HARA TO RANK OF CARDINAL WAS GREETED TODAY WITH GRATEFUL PRAYERS BY JOYFUL ROMAN CATHOLICS IN THE TEN COUNTY ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA. HIS FLOCK NUMBERS 1,443,000.

    "THE NEWS MADE ME NUMB," THE CARDINAL DESIGNATE SAID AT NEWS CONFERENCE. "THE CALL TO SERVE THE HOLY FATHER IN THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS CARRIES WITH IT GRAVE RESPONSIBILITIES.

    "THE COURAGE DEMONSTRATED BY HIS HOLINESS IN ACCEPTING MUCH GREATER RESPONSIBILITY HELPS ME TO OVERCOME MY PERSONAL RELUCTANCE," HE ADDED.

    LATER, RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS, HE EXHIBITED HIS WELL-KNOWN SENSE OF HUMOR......SAID NO ONE IN HIS FAMILY EVER HAD PREDICTED HE WOULD BECOME A CARDINAL BECAUSE "THEY WERE SENSIBLE PEOPLE."
    ASKED WHETHER CARDINALS WERE NAMED BY THE POPE OR THE CONSISTORY OF CARDINALS, THE PRELATE SMILINGLY REPLIED:
    "THE POPE NAMES THE CARDINALS. AFTERWARDS THEY HOLD A CONSISTORY AT WHICH THE POPE TELLS ALL THE OTHER CARDINALS WHOM HE HAS APPOINTED AND THEY HAVE TO APPROVE THEM."
    AT 70, THE ARCHBISHOP'S FRAIL APPEARANCE BELIES HIS ENERGY. HE IS 6 FEET TALL, WEIGHS 140 POUNDS AND IS IN "EXCELLENT HEALTH."
    "I FEEL FINE, ONLY THE DOCTOR IS TRYING TO MAKE A MUMMY OUT OF ME....HE HAS ME HOLDING MY WEIGHT DOWN."
    THE ARCHBISHOP SAID HE HAD NOT YET MADE ANY PLANS FOR GOING TO HOME FOR THE CONSISTORY ON DEC. 15, AT WHICH HE AND THE OTHER CARDINALS-DESIGNATE WILL BE INVESTED.

    UPON HIS INVESTITURE, ARCHBISHOP O'HARA WILL BECOME THE SECOND CARDINAL TO HEAD THIS DIOCESE. HIS PREDECESSOR, DENNIS CARDINAL DAUGHERTY (CQ), WHO WAS ENTHRONED AS ARCHBISHOP IN 1918, WAS NAMED A CARDINAL IN 1921 AND SERVED UNTIL HIS DEATH ON MAY 31, 1951.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZ3N5ZHRB2S4P11YP6XANBBYO
    Media URN:
    VLVADZ3N5ZHRB2S4P11YP6XANBBYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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