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Archbishop Emeritus
George H. Niederauer

Coat of Arms Archbishop Emeritus Niederauer

Announcement from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone:   

           Archbishop George Niederauer has died today, May 2, 2017 at Nazareth House in San Rafael, within the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  He was 80 years of age and had been living at Nazareth House for several months following a diagnosis of interstitial lung disease.  Archbishop Niederauer was the eighth Archbishop of San Francisco. 

          George Niederauer was born June 14, 1936 in Los Angeles, the only child of George and Elaine [Sullivan] Niederauer.  After attending Catholic elementary schools, he began studies in 1950 at Saint Anthony High School in Long Beach, where he met 14-year-old William Levada.  (Their close friendship has spanned 65 years, and Cardinal Levada returned from Rome in recent weeks to be by his side.)  After high school George Niederauer entered Stanford University for one year, and then entered the seminary formation program in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles...


Schedule of Services 

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th Street, San Francisco

 4:00 pm  Worship Aid
  Vigil  7:00 pm  Worship Aid
 Bishop McElroy's Homily


Friday, May 12, 2017
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am          
Worship Aid
Cardinal Levada's Homily

 Holy Cross Cemetery, 1500 Mission Road, Colma

Approx. 2:30 pm
Worship Aid


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