It was at this structure on Sunday that more than 50 people came to tour the mausoleum and pay respects to the memory of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, Chicago’s archbishop until 1996, on the 25th anniversary of his death.
The building, which is generally closed, was opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Usually, the mausoleum can only be accessed via appointment or special request, according to Liane Bania, director of cemetery services for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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