Archbishop Emeritus Lipscomb laid to rest in crypt at Cathedral today

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Mobile, Ala. (WKRG-TV)–

The Catholic Week has released pictures of the crypt that sits below the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Lipscomb was laid to rest today. His body was placed next to Bishop Thomas Joseph Toolen, who died in 1976.

The Archbishop died last week. He had been sick for a period of time.

Archbishop Lipscomb was born and raised in Mobile, and served 28 years in the city. He was ordained Archbishop of Mobile in 1980.

Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the funeral Mass is not open to the public. The private Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 2 S. Claiborne St., Mobile, AL 36602. Entombment will follow in the crypt at the Cathedral.

The Mass was live-streamed at Facebook.com/TheCatholicWeek and aired on Archangel Radio 1410 AM/94.5 FM.

Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi was the celebrant and Msgr. Michael Farmer, former Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Mobile and current pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Auburn, were the homilist.

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