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Arthur Hinsley

Hinsley, Arthur, 1865–1943, English prelate, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Born in Yorkshire, he attended Catholic schools in England and Rome. He was ordained in 1893 and spent several decades as a schoolmaster and rector. He served as a missionary in Africa, first as visitor apostolic (1926–30) and then as archbishop of Sardis and apostolic delegate (1930–34). In 1934 he retired but was called from retirement in 1935 to be enthroned as archbishop of Westminster, primate of the Roman Catholic Church in England. He was created cardinal in 1937. Cardinal Hinsley was noted as a foe of German and Italian fascism.

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