Talk:James Francis McIntyre

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Was he coadjutor WITHOUT right of succession?[edit]

Notice the remark "Despite never succeeding Spellman as Archbishop". At the time, it was possible for a coadjutor NOT to have the right of succession, and my 1st guess is that is the case with McIntyre in New York. If he did have the right of succession, this would be specified (for example, Bishop Michael Hyle is listed as such elsewhere in Wikipedia w/r to diocese of Wilmington, and he eventually succeeded to that see).

John Maguire is a later case of coadjutor archbishop of New York. (I know he did not have right of succession. After Cardinal Spellman died, there was some speculation in the secular press about Maguire being appointed next archbishop of New York, but that appointment eventually went to then-auxiliary bishop Terence Cooke, who later became cardinal and died in 1983.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.63.16.82 (talk) 18:32, 24 February 2012 (UTC)