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    New Orleans Says Goodbye to Archbishop Hannan


    On October 6, 2011 former Archbishop of New Orleans Philip Hannan will be laid to rest.  He served the city for 23 years as archbishop and made New Orleans his home after retirement.  He died at the age of 98, never really retiring from his work in the community.  Today marks the fourth day of remembering this beloved member of the Catholic community.  He will be laid to rest at St Louis Cathedral.


    Yesterday the 5th his body was moved from Notre Dame Seminary to St Louis Cathedral in a way only New Orleans can do.  Led by the famous St Augustine Marching 100 Band, a parade traveled the streets to accompany the archbishop's body to what will be his final resting place.  The current archbishop, Gregory Aymond, asked the high school band to play upbeat gospel music as well as the popular Saints song "Stand Up and Get Crunk" because the late archbishop was such a huge Saints football fan.  Thousands lined the streets to witness the funeral procession.

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