TITLE

No Requiem for Vito Marcantonio

AUTHOR(S)
Tyler, Gus
PUB. DATE
August 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;8/23/54, Vol. 131 Issue 8, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the death of political leader Vito Marcantonio. The man who died of heart attack on Monday, August 9, 1954. Although it was reported that the police found him in death with an iron crucifix in his pocket, Cardinal Spellman prevented any Catholic priest from officiating at the funeral on the ground that Marc had turned his back an the Church and had never repented. The Church allowed him no requiem and his comrades gave him no peace. As his body lay in state, with Communists insisting to Catholics that he was entitled to requiem, thousands filed past his bier-weeping, praying, declaiming, breaking into hysterics, pointing out his body to children as a man to remember and paying a last tribute.
ACCESSION #
14441708

 

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