Minneapolis, Minn., Sep 23, 2019 / 14:40 pm
Archbishop Harry Flynn, a former leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has died.
Flynn died Sunday in the St. Paul rectory where he had spent his final days fighting bone cancer. He was 86 years old.
Harry Joseph Flynn was born May 2, 1933, in Schenectady, New York. He was ordained a priest May 18, 1960, and was appointed coadjutor bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana April 19, 1986. He became leader of the Lafayette diocese in May 1989.
Flynn was installed as Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis in September 1995. He led the archdiocese until he resigned his office at 75, in 2008.