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New York's Cardinal O'Connor Was Jewish

(New York, NY) -- There have been rumors swirling for weeks that the late Cardinal O'Connor was Jewish and now his sister is confirming it. Mary O'Connor Ward-Donegan told the "New York Times" that the cleric who led New York's Catholics for 16 years was born to a Jewish mother. His 87-year-old sister made the discovery while exploring the family's roots.