Cystic Fibrosis

Notable Maryland deaths in 2017

Notable Maryland deaths in 2017

Cardinal William H. Keeler

Cardinal William H. Keeler, the longtime leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, whose influence in the Roman Catholic Church spanned international borders over nearly six decades, died March 23 at the age of 86.

During his 17 years as leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Cardinal Keeler hosted Pope John Paul II in 1995 during a papal visit to America, voted in the conclave that chose Benedict XVI as John Paul’s successor, and raised more than $100 million for programs, schools and scholarships for low-income city students.

He was also gave a leading national voice against abortion, built an international...

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