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Coat of arms John Hughes - New York City, NY
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N 40° 45.515 W 073° 58.583
18T E 586401 N 4512462
Quick Description: Coat of arms John Joseph Hughes (archbishop of New York) on the ground in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2016 8:21:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMT5ZC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
John Joseph Hughes (June 24, 1797 – January 3, 1864) was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. He was the fourth Bishop and first Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York, serving between 1842 and his death in 1864.

A native of Ireland, Hughes was born and raised in the south of County Tyrone. He emigrated to the United States in 1817, and became a priest in 1826 and a bishop in 1838. A figure of national prominence, he exercised great moral and social influence, and presided over a period of explosive growth for Catholicism in New York. He was regarded as "the best known, if not exactly the best loved, Catholic bishop in the country." He became known as "Dagger John", both for his following the Catholic practice wherein a bishop precedes his signature with a cross, as well as for his aggressive personality.

Hughes became an archbishop on July 19, 1850, when the diocese was elevated to the status of archdiocese by Pope Pius IX. As archbishop, Hughes became the metropolitan for the Catholic bishops serving all the dioceses established in the entire Northeastern United States. He convened the first meeting of the Ecclesiastical Province of New York in September 1854.

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Bearer of Coat of Arms: Ecclesiastical (prelates and their seats)

Full name of the bearer: John Joseph Hughes, archbishop of New York

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
on the ground in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Material / Design: Combination of materials

5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

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