Cardinal who denounced homosexuality as a ‘moral evil’ and tried to ‘weed gays out of Catholic Church’ dies at 88

Daily Mail (United Kingdom)

Retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, who led the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia for more than 15 years, died last night aged 88.

Bevilacqua died in his sleep at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, archdiocese spokeswoman Donna Farrell said.

He had been battling dementia and an undisclosed form of cancer.

He served as the spiritual leader of the 1.5 million-member Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 1988 until his retirement in 2003.

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