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July 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cardinal John Krol was in serious condition and undergoing medical tests Friday a day after he complained of feeling faint while playing golf, hospital officials said. Krol, 78, retired last year as Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, but retains the title of cardinal. He has remained active as a financial consultant to the church.
NEWS
July 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cardinal John Krol was in serious condition and undergoing medical tests Friday a day after he complained of feeling faint while playing golf, hospital officials said. Krol, 78, retired last year as Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, but retains the title of cardinal. He has remained active as a financial consultant to the church.
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December 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Cardinal John Krol, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia for 26 years, retired Tuesday because of his age and health, ending the career of a Polish immigrants' son known for his conservatism and influence in Vatican politics. "Philadelphia deserves much better service than I am able at this stage of my life to give," the 77-year-old cardinal said after the Vatican announced his retirement. "They tell me that after 70, six months can make a big difference." Pittsburgh Bishop Anthony J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1989
Orange County real estate developer Arthur B. Birtcher has been named a trustee of the Papal Foundation, an American endowment fund for the Vatican, John Cardinal Krol, the recently retired archbishop of Philadelphia, announced this week. Krol launched the foundation in 1988 to help the Vatican meet its financial obligations.
NEWS
March 23, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Real estate developer Arthur B. Birtcher and his wife have pledged $15 million to a foundation established to help the Pope carry out the Roman Catholic Church's religious and diplomatic missions around the world, church officials said Thursday. Birtcher, a general partner in Laguna Niguel-based Birtcher, pledged the money to the Papal Foundation, a U.S. organization formed in 1988 and administered by the nation's highest ranking Catholic officials.
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December 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Cardinal John Krol, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia for 26 years, retired Tuesday because of his age and health, ending the career of a Polish immigrants' son known for his conservatism and influence in Vatican politics. "Philadelphia deserves much better service than I am able at this stage of my life to give," the 77-year-old cardinal said after the Vatican announced his retirement. "They tell me that after 70, six months can make a big difference." Pittsburgh Bishop Anthony J.
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