Chicago’s new archbishop won’t live in $14m mansion

Chicago’s new archbishop has elected not to live in the US$14million mansion which housed many of his predecessors.

Instead, Archbishop Blaise Cupich will live in the rectory of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.

Archbishop Cupich acknowledged the mansion’s history, but said he wanted to live near the cathedral so he could celebrate Mass there was often as possible.

In addition to the residence area, the historic mansion includes offices, a space for receptions and a 5,800-square-foot coach house, where three nuns live.

Archbishop Cupich will use the mansion to host guests and hold functions, the archdiocese said.

An Archbishop’s Residence Committee has been established to study how best to use the mansion.

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