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American Roman Catholic cardinal, ninth archbishop of Chicago. Former bishop of Spokane, Washington and Rapid City, South Dakota.


SP - Signed Photograph: 7”x5” color matte-finish image in consistory, signed/acquired in person July 2020. Signed in silver marker pen (back view - priced accordingly).


Cupich obtained his B.A. in Philosophy from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1971.  He attended seminary at the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome, where he received his Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology in 1974, and his M.A. in Theology in 1975.  Cardinal Cupich is a graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1979 and Doctorate of Sacred Theology in 1987, both in Sacramental Theology, with his dissertation entitled, “Advent in the Roman Tradition: An Examination and Comparison of the Lectionary Readings as Hermeneutical Units in Three Periods.”


Additionally, Cardinal Cupich was Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. from 1981–1987, and served as Chair for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People from 2008–2011 and for the National Catholic Educational Association from 2013–2015.


Cardinal Cupich was subsequently appointed to the Roman Curia's Congregation for Bishops, which plays a role in advising the pope on episcopal matters, including appointments. Named to the College of Cardinals in 2016, he was additionally appointed to the Congregation for Catholic Education. A leading force in the 21st century church.

CUPICH, Blase J. (1949- )

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