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Krol, Johnlocked

(26 October 1910–03 March 1996)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.


Krol, John (26 October 1910–03 March 1996), Roman Catholic archbishop, was born John Joseph Krol in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of John Krol, a machinist, and Anna Pietruszka Krol. He grew up in a large, working-class family and attended local parochial schools. After graduating from high school, he started working as a meat cutter in a local supermarket. Following a series of thought-provoking religious discussions with a co-worker that turned his thoughts toward the priesthood, Krol began preparing for his ultimate career at St. Mary’s College in Orchard Park, Michigan. He completed his studies at St. Mary’s Seminary in Cleveland and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Cleveland on 20 February 1937....

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