Funeral Arrangements for Cardinal Bevilacqua

Funeral mass information for long-time Philly Archdiocese leader who died last week

Final funeral services will be held Tuesday for Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua who passed away in his sleep a week ago at the age of 88 after his battle with dementia and cancer.

A private viewing took place Monday at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. After the viewing, Archbishop Charles Chaput received the body at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul around 5:30 p.m. A public viewing then took place at the Cathedral Basilica from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Another public viewing is set for Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Solemn Funeral Mass for Bevilacqua will begin at 2 p.m. and will be shown live on

The mass will be followed by the Rite of Committal in the Cathedral Crypt, located below the main altar. Archbishop Chaput will serve as the celebrant for the funeral Mass while Monsignor Louis D’Addezio will be the homilist.

The Rite of Committal will immediately follow the mass as the Cardinal is interred in the Basilica's crypt.

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