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Cardinal Cushing

Artist:

James Rosati

Location:

Cardinal Cushing Park  

Location

Cardinal Cushing Park
United States
42° 21' 41.4324" N, 71° 3' 44.9964" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown/West End

Type:

Bust

Year:

1981

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

Funders:

the priests and bishops of Boston

Description:

Richard James Cushing (1895-1970), born in South Boston, was ordained as a priest in 1921 and served the Roman Catholic Church in Boston for the rest of his life. He was Archbishop of Boston for twenty-six years, from 1944 to 1970, and was created a cardinal in 1958. He was noted for working to improve relations among all Christians, as well as relations between Christians and Jews. The portrait bust of Cardinal Cushing is by James Rosati (1911-1988). Given by the priests and bishops of Boston, it was dedicated in 1981.

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