Funeral mass held for San Francisco Archbishop Emeritus John Quinn

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A funeral mass took place Monday for San Francisco Archbishop Emeritus John Quinn.

The service was held at Saint Mary's Cathedral on Gough Street. Quinn passed away June 22 after a lengthy illness. He served as archbishop of San Francisco from 1977 to 1995 and built a reputation as an advocate of social justice and a leader in the liberalization of the Catholic Church.

In his retirement, Quinn lectured and wrote two books on reforming the papacy and was working on a third when he died at age 88.

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