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Gov. orders flags to half-staff for archbishop

3 years ago October 04, 2011 Oct 4, 2011 Tuesday, October 04 2011 Tuesday, October 04, 2011 12:55:42 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff Thursday, the day of the funeral of Archbishop Philip Hannan.

Hannan died last week at age 98 and will be buried in religious ceremonies at St. Louis Cathedral on Thursday.

Jindal notes that Hannan was a chaplain for the 82nd Airborne and later became the 11th archbishop of New Orleans. He served in that capacity for more than two decades.

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