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May 4, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The man picked by Pope John Paul II to succeed Archbishop Eugene A. Marino as archbishop of Atlanta is a convert to Catholicism who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. The appointment makes Bishop James P. Lyke, 52, the nation's highest-ranking black Catholic. He has been administrator of the archdiocese since Marino resigned in July, 1990.
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May 4, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The man picked by Pope John Paul II to succeed Archbishop Eugene A. Marino as archbishop of Atlanta is a convert to Catholicism who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. The appointment makes Bishop James P. Lyke, 52, the nation's highest-ranking black Catholic. He has been administrator of the archdiocese since Marino resigned in July, 1990.
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August 16, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Vickie Long, the Roman Catholic church worker whose affair with an archbishop led to his downfall, said today she loves him, considers herself married to him and urged him to remain strong in the face of public pressure. Long, 27, also told reporters at a news conference that church officials knew of her relationship with Archbishop Eugene A. Marino from its beginning in December, 1988.
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August 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
The resignation last month of Atlanta's Roman Catholic archbishop was prompted by the discovery of his two-year relationship with a woman, his successor confirmed Wednesday. Archbishop Eugene A. Marino, 56, who was the nation's highest ranking black Roman Catholic, resigned July 10 for what he said were health reasons and the need for "spiritual renewal, psychological therapy and medical supervision." He had relinquished his duties in May because of severe stress and a near heart attack.
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July 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Archbishop Eugene A. Marino, the nation's first black archbishop and its highest-ranking black Roman Catholic, resigned his position today, citing health reasons. Marino, who underwent treatment for alcoholism 12 years ago, said in a statement that he needs "an extended period of spiritual renewal, psychological therapy and medical supervision." He added that "the church of Atlanta needs a shepherd . . . who is healthy."
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July 11, 1990 | RICHARD A. OPPEL JR. and LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Pope John Paul II on Tuesday accepted the resignation of ailing Bishop Leo T. Maher, who gained nationwide attention when he refused Communion to a political candidate because of her views on abortion, as head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego. As expected, Bishop Robert H. Brom became the fourth leader of the diocese. It was also announced Tuesday that the Pope has accepted the resignation of the nation's highest-ranking black Roman Catholic clergyman, Archbishop Eugene A.
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August 17, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vicki Long, the Roman Catholic lay minister whose affair with former Archbishop Eugene Marino led to his downfall, said Thursday that she married the prelate in December, 1988, and that "I love him and . . . stand by him." Long, 27, said that church officials knew of her relationship with Marino since the two exchanged rings in a ceremony performed by Marino. "I have considered myself to be married to him since that time," she said, reading from a brief statement at a news conference.
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August 3, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roman Catholic church officials formally announced Thursday that Archbishop Eugene Marino resigned his post last month because of "an intimate relationship with a woman," but they declined to describe the relationship as sexual and defended earlier, less specific explanations for Marino's departure. James P.
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January 5, 1985 | GEORGE W. CORNELL, Associated Press
Blacks in the Roman Catholic Church have some enriching "spiritual gifts" to give to it, say its 10 black American bishops. And, the church leaders add, the time has come to "go and tell it on the mountain." The bishops say there are abundant signs that the black element of U.S. Catholicism has "come of age" and now has the responsibility "to share the gift of our blackness" with the whole church.
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