Former VP Mondale, who died April 19, was friend of Archbishop Roach

“As I look back over the last four years, one of my fondest memories is the close and treasured friendship that we have enjoyed.” Those words opened a letter dated Dec. 19, 1980, printed on stationary with the Seal of the Vice President of the United States in blue. It was addressed to Archbishop John Roach of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and signed by Walter F. Mondale, whose service in the nation’s second-highest office was drawing to a close.

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