If you’re questioning the pre-abuse scandal legacy of retired Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, then here’s a little blast from the past for you.
Our partners at NBC10 have shared their archival video of Bevilacqua’s elevation from archbishop to cardinal in 1991. When you get over the initial shock of, “is this really what TV looked like in 1991?” you’ll see how much attention Philadelphia paid to this celebration.
Priests, media and Catholic residents went to Rome for the occasion. We’ve shared the first two parts of NBC’s footage here, and you can access parts three and four on the stations website.