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Archbishop of New York; auxiliary bishop of Boston under Cardinal O’Connell. Military Vicar to the Armed Forces.  Long-time friend of Pope Pius XII. So great was his influence over the church in the US that he was referred to as the American Pope. Not everyone agreed.


TLS – Typewritten Letter Signed, one page, March 1946, to John Loughlin a New York-based amateur photographer (his works appeared in Popular Photography Magazine). Letter of thanks on being appointed Archbishop of New York.  Accompanied by an original 8"x10" color, matte-finish, formal portrait of Spellman by the late photographer entitled the Smiling Cardinal.

SPELLMAN, Cardinal Francis (1889-1967)

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