Bernardin, Joseph Cardinal (1928 – 96)
American cardinal; archbishop of Chicago. Formerly archbishop of Cincinnati. Created a cardinal in 1983 by Pope St. John Paul II.
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Bernardin died tragically from pancreatic cancer. Two weeks before his death, he completed his best-selling book about the end of life and about his own approaching death in particular, called The Gift Of Peace, with the help of his friend and biographer Eugene Kennedy.