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Archbishop Philip Hannan at age 95
9 November 2008 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Archbishop Philip Hannan at age 95

New Orleans

Archbishop Hannan is much loved by the people of Louisiana. He retired as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans when he was 75 but is still very active as a priest.
At age 95 he is as astute as many of his younger brethren.
He was Bishop of Washington, D. C. for many years and presided at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy and also Jacqueline Kennedy's funeral. He was a confidante and advisor to President Kennedy even before he became president.
During World War II he was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division and made many jumps in Europe. One Christmas Day he said Mass for over 2,000 soldiers in the snow in France. He is currently writing his memoirs on a manual typewriter.


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Lauren Gough 26-Apr-2010 20:41
I remember him well
Al Chesworth26-Nov-2008 20:05
Surely a truly great, great man.
Neal Nye26-Nov-2008 13:11
A wonderful shot of his calm determination. What an inspiration he is.
petesie26-Nov-2008 12:22
Thank you for sharing his story. What a blessing he has been.
Dennis Hoyne26-Nov-2008 05:08
Wonderful to witness his service, a true hero.
blizzard26-Nov-2008 02:39
wow what a capture
a real treasure
big vote
Yvonne26-Nov-2008 02:33
What an amazing man & what a remarkable history! Beautiful shot Coleen.
Robin Reid26-Nov-2008 01:48
Wow! Quite a man.
Cindi Smith26-Nov-2008 00:35
He looks so good for 95! God Bless Him and all of you!
Scott Schexnaydre26-Nov-2008 00:27
Great shot, and story.
Frank Wilson26-Nov-2008 00:01
Coleen: Incredible story. What a shot.
joanteno25-Nov-2008 23:33
I hope someone recorded his views on history! He would be fascinating to listen to his views on hsotry.
poochdad25-Nov-2008 23:32
A great role model for younger generations.
J. Scott Coile25-Nov-2008 23:31
What a lifetime of dedication!