Archbishop Sheen’s remains could return to Peoria

By Phil Luciano, Peoria (IL) Journal-Star

“Will Roman Catholics in Peoria and New York City battle over the remains of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen?

“That’s a possibility, if Sheen becomes a saint – an effort spearheaded by the Peoria Diocese.

“Sheen, who died 30 years ago this month, is buried in a crypt under the altar at historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. However, if the El Paso native is canonized, Catholic custom would give the Peoria diocese a claim to exhume Sheen’s remains and reinter them here at St. Mary’s Cathedral.”

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