Archbishop Hannan passed away in 2011, but his memory and his powerful messages live on. With the recent destructive August 2016 floods in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities, I thought it appropriate to replay this interview conducted in July of 2009. I wanted to share Archbishop Hannan’s thoughts on rebuilding and replay the stories he shared of love and caring that people show during times of devastation.
(Introduction from the 2009 podcast) Archbishop Hannan served as Archbishop of New Orleans from 1965 to 1989; at age 96, he is now the oldest living Archbishop in the world. I had the privilege to speak to the Archbishop at his residence on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain and learned that this 96 year old is as full of life as he ever was. A World War II veteran, the Archbishop compared the rebuilding of New Orleans to the rebuilding of European cities following WWII.
Listen to the podcast here.