R.I.P.

Cardinal John O'Connor

Died May 4, 2000

'He Was a Prince' -

From Rabbis to Congregants, O'Connor Is Mourned

By Melanie Carroll

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - A tireless advocate. An inspiration. A prince.

Friends, congregants and admirers offered effusive praise for Cardinal John O'Connor after learning that the nation's most influential Roman Catholic leader had died Wednesday after a battle with brain cancer.

At St. Patrick's Cathedral, flowers and candles were left on the step as people stopped to shed tears and pray. At a makeshift shrine, a note said, "Cardinal, I thank God for your life and love."

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