Thursday, January 22, 2009

Archbishop Jadot dead at 99

According to the National Catholic Reporter, Archbishop Jean Jadot died peacefully at his residence in Brussels Jan. 21. He was 99. He had been apostolic delegate to the United States from 1973 to 1980.

Jadot’s first episcopal appointee was Bernard Law in December 1973 and his last one was Kenneth Untener in November 1980. In his seven years as apostolic delegate, he was responsible for the appointments of 103 new bishops and the assignments of 15 archbishops: William Borders to Baltimore; Patrick Flores to San Antonio; Peter Gerety to Newark, N.J.; James Hickey to Washington; Raymond Hunthausen to Seattle; Francis Hurley to Anchorage, Alaska; Oscar Lipscomb to Mobile, Alabama; Edward McCarthy to Miami; John May to St. Louis; Edward O’Meara to Indianapolis; John Quinn to San Francisco; John Roach to Saint Paul, Minn.; Charles Salatka to Oklahoma City; Robert Sanchez to Santa Fe, N.M.; and Rembert Weakland to Milwaukee.

He was also responsible for the appointment of Matthew Clark to Rochester.

Paul Likoudis published an article on Archbishop Jadot in The Wanderer some 6 years ago. It can be found here.


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Mike said...

Dr. K.,

I found it interesting that both his predecessor and successor as U.S. Apostolic Delegate eventually got their red hats, while Jadot remained an archbishop.

How's that for a performance appraisal from the boss?

Anonymous said...

The more time goes by, the more I realize that Paul VI was not a good pope.