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Cardinal William Henry Keeler, a leading voice against abortion, dies at 86

Cardinal William Henry Keeler, a leading voice against abortion, dies at 86

Cardinal William Henry Keeler, the longtime leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore whose influence in the Catholic Church spanned international borders over nearly six decades, has died at the age of 86.

The retired archbishop of Baltimore, who led the region's nearly 500,000 Catholics from 1989 until 2007, died Thursday while under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Martin's House for the Aged in Arbutus, the archdiocese announced.

During his 17 years as archbishop, Keeler hosted Pope John Paul II in 1995, voted in the conclave that chose Benedict XVI to succeed him, and raised well over $100 million for programs, schools and scholarships for low-income...

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