Jackie Kennedy letters to priest withdrawn from sale

Deeply personal letters from former United States first lady Jackie Kennedy to a priest have been withdrawn from sale.

All Hallows College in Ireland announced that the letters would not be put up for auction as first planned.

The Tablet reports this decision came after members of Mrs Kennedy’s family intervened.

Mrs Kennedy corresponded with Vincentian Fr Joseph Leonard for 14 years.

Extracts from her letters reveal her grief after her husband President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Her family, All Hallows and the Vincentians are exploring how best to preserve and curate the letters.

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