News

Keeler's body to lie in repose ahead of funeral Mass

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 27, 2017 12:54 PM
bishop_keeler.jpg

(Baltimore) -- The body of Cardinal William Keeler, who led the Diocese of Harrisburg before leaving for Baltimore to head its Archdiocese for 18 years, will lie in repose in Baltimore's basilica ahead of his funeral.

Keeler retired in 2007 as the head of the archdiocese, the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. He died Thursday at age 86.

Keeler's body will lie in repose at Baltimore's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday and Tuesday. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore will celebrate the Mass and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, will give the homily.

Published in News

Tagged under

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »