New Orleans, LA – After serving in World War Two as paratroop chaplain, Archbishop Hannan was assigned to Washington, where he assisted President Kennedy and his family. The former archbishop arrived in New Orleans in 1965, as the city was recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Betsy. He remained at the post until retiring in 1988. His career is remembered as politically conservative but socially liberal, building programs serving the poor and sick. His funeral is set for Thursday in St. Louis Cathedral.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.