* Rev. James Lyke,Rev. James Lyke, the Atlanta archbishop...

DEATH ELSEWHERE

December 28, 1992

* Rev. James Lyke,Rev. James Lyke, the Atlanta archbishop who was the nation's highest ranking black Roman Catholic clergyman, died at home yesterday of cancer. The 53-year-old prelate became archbishop in 1991, replacing the former top-ranking black Catholic, Eugene Marino, who resigned after church officials learned of his romance with a young woman. The spiritual leader of 185,000 Catholics in north Georgia, Archbishop Lyke was diagnosed with kidney cancer in April.

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