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Cullen Paul

Cullen, Paul, Cardinal, D.D., was born in 1803 in county Kildare, Ireland, and educated at Shackleton School, Ballytore, at Carlow College, and the Urban College of the Propaganda at Rome, of which he was appointed rector in 1848. After saving the property of the Propaganda during the supremacy of the triumvirate in the pontifical states, by invoking the protection of American ships of war, on the death of the primate in 1849 Cullen was consecrated as his successor in 1850, and two years later was translated to the archbishopric of Dublin on the death of Dr. Murray, and in 1866 was created a cardinal prince, under the title of San Pietro in Montorio. He was a churchman of the advanced ultramontane school, a rigid disciplinarian and vigorous opponent of all secret societies and the system of mixed education then in force. He was active in founding Catholic schools, colleges, and other institutions. His death occurred in Dublin in 1878.