Bernard Francis Law Rank
About Bernard Francis Law
Bernard Francis Law was an American prelate and the Archbishop of the Boston archdiocese from 1984 until his disgraceful resignation in 2002.
Early life & Education
As a result of Law’s father being a U.S. Air force officer, he grew up in military camps in the U.S.A. and Latin America. He is a product of the Charlotte Amalie High School, U.S. Virgin Islands. Law studied medieval history at Harvard College. After his Harvard graduation, he enrolled at Saint Joseph Seminary College in 1953 to study philosophy. Between 1955 and 1961, he read theology at Pontifical College Josephinum.
Law was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1961.
He became the executive director of the “U.S.A. Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs” in 1968.
In January 1984, Pope John Paul II made Law the head and Archbishop of the Boston diocese.
Law was involved in a sex abuse scandal that took place in Boston. He was reported to have ignored and concealed the bad conduct of Priests who had been abusing underage children. Further, lawyers provided files that proved Law’s extensive knowledge of the Priest child sexual abuse cases and how he only transferred the accused prelate without probing or reporting the issues. It was alleged that over 139 children were sexually abused. As a result, he resigned as Archbishop in December 2002.
Bernard Francis Law Rank
F.A.Q. about Bernard Francis Law
When is his birthday?
Bernard Francis Law's birthday is on November 4, 1931.
In how many days is his birthday?
Bernard Francis Law's birthday is in 124 days
How old was Bernard Francis Law when he died?
He was 86 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 20, 2017.
How old would he be today?
Bernard Francis Law would be 90 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Bernard Francis Law from?
He was born in Torreón, Mexico.
Bernard Francis Law's Popularity
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