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FILE -- Msgr. Thomas Leonard at Incarnation Church in New York, Oct. 7, 1981. Leonard, a dynamic priest whose Roman Catholic ministry embraced babies with AIDS and homeless New Yorkers and who revived both the congregation and glorious Byzantine church building of a struggling Upper West Side parish, died on Oct. 18, 2018, in Manhattan. He was 90. (John Sotomayor/The New York Times)

FILE -- Msgr. Thomas Leonard at Incarnation Church in New York, Oct. 7, 1981. Leonard, a dynamic priest whose Roman Catholic ministry embraced babies with AIDS and homeless New Yorkers and who revived both the congregation and glorious Byzantine church building of a struggling Upper West Side parish, died on Oct. 18, 2018, in Manhattan. He was 90. (John Sotomayor/The New York Times)