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Fulton John Sheen
Soon after the body of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) was moved out of St. Patrick's Cathedral to the cathedral in Peoria, Illinois, the Vatican announced that the pioneering radio and television evangelist and instructor of many high-profile converts would be beatified. So much can be said of Sheen, but perhaps Pope John Paul II said it best when he embraced the aged bishop in St. Patrick's just months before he died. The pope said, “You have written and spoken well of the Lord Jesus Christ. You are a loyal son of the Church.”