Cork welcomes Cardinal Michael Browne and makes him a freeman of the city.
Tipperary born Michael Browne (1887–1971) joined the Dominican Order of Friars Preachers in Tallaght in 1903 and was ordained in 1910. He was made a cardinal by Pope John XXIII in 1962.
His Eminence Cardinal Michael Browne OP is in Cork to be conferred with the Freedom of the City in a ceremony at City Hall. Cork city has a long association with the Dominicans going back seven centuries. The ceremony will take place tomorrow as part of the Cardinal's tour of Ireland.
Cardinal Browne is officially welcomed to Cork city by the Lord Mayor Seán Casey and officials from Cork Corporation and County County Council. He inspects a guard of honour and hundreds of people line the streets to catch a glimpse of the Cardinal as the cavalcade makes its way through the streets of the city.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 12 August 1962. The footage shown here is mute.