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Rev George J. Caruana
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1882
Sliema
Northern Harbour, Malta
Death: Mar. 25, 1951
Merion Station
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Priest. Bishop. Born in Sliema, he attended St. Ignatius's College of Birkirkara and the Capranica College and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Graduating in theology, he was ordained a Presbyter in Malta. He began missionary work among pagan tribes in the Philippines. From there, he settled in Brooklyn as a parish priest. During the WWI was US chaplain serving in the Panama Canal Zone and Puerto Rico until 1919. After the war, he became Secretary to Cardinal Dougherty, Archbishop of Philadelphia. Pope Benedict XV named him Bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico. He was also given a mission to Guatemala. Pope Pius XI assigned him as Apostolic Delegate to the Antilles and México, and in 1927 as Apostolic Internuncio in Haiti. In 1935, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba. During his 29 years of episcopacy, Caruana consecrated five bishops, including Cuba's First Cardinal, Manuel Arteaga y Betancourt. Following his retirement from the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See. [bio by: Eman Bonnici
 
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Most Reverend George J. Caruana, D.D.
Born in Malta, Feast of Ss. Simon and Jude, October 28, 1882
Ordained Feast of Ss. Simon and Jude, October 28, 1905 Consecrated [bishop], Feast of Ss. Simon and Jude, October 28, 1921
Appointed [Papal] Nuncio to Cuba, 1935
Died Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951
 
Burial:
Sisters of Mercy Cemetery
Merion Station
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: Oct 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12213179
Rev George J. Caruana
Added by: rjschatz
 
Rev George J. Caruana
Added by: rjschatz
 
 
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Just stopped by....rest in peace.
- Eileen
 Added: Aug. 5, 2012
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Archbishop Caruana, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Dec. 16, 2011
 
 
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