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Cathedral to host Cardinal Levada on JPII and mercy
October 4th, 2016

Cardinal William J. Levada is featured presenter Oct. 22 for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Speaker Series at St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center, Gough Street at Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, 10:30 a.m. Cardinal Levada will speak on Pope John Paul II and his papal letter on the richness of God’s mercy. Cardinal Levada is a former archbishop of San Francisco. The chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 10:15 a.m.

Cardinal Levada will celebrate his 55th year as a priest in December 2016. He was named an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles by Pope John Paul II in 1983. He served as archbishop of Portland, Oregon 1986-1995 when he was named coadjutor archbishop of San Francisco succeeding Archbishop John R. Quinn as archbishop three months later. In 2005 he was appointed prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a post from which he retired in 2012.

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From October 6, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.

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