John Buckley (bishop)

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John Buckley
Bishop Emeritus of Cork and Ross
Church Roman Catholic
See Cork and Ross
In office8 February 1998 - 30 June 2019
PredecessorBishop Michael Murphy
Successor Fintan Gavin
Orders
Ordination20 June 1965
by Bishop Cornelius Lucey
Consecration29 April 1984
by Bishop Michael Murphy
Personal details
Born (1939-11-02) 2 November 1939 (age 82)
Inchigeela, County Cork
Previous post(s)Auxiliary Bishop of Cork and Ross (1984–97) Diocesan Administrator (1996-1997) (2019)
Motto'Through Mary to Jesus"

John Buckley (born 2 November 1939) is an Irish Roman Catholic bishop. He was Bishop of Cork and Ross from 1997 to 2019.

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Biography

He was born in Inchigeela (Uibh Laoire parish) in west County Cork. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, and was ordained in 1965.

He taught on the staff of St. Finbarr's College, Farranferris, until he became its president in 1975. He worked for one year as parish priest of Turner's Cross Parish, Cork. [1]

On 16 March 1984 John Paul II named Buckley an auxiliary bishop for Cork and Ross and titular bishop of Leptis Magna. He was ordained to the episcopate on 29 April 1984. [1]

On 19 December 1997, John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Cork and Ross. He had been the diocesan administrator since the death of Bishop Michael Murphy in October 1996. Buckley was installed as Bishop of Cork and Ross at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, Cork, on 8 February 1998.

He is an accomplished road bowler. [2]

He sent his resignation in November 2014 upon reaching the age of 75, as required by canon law; Pope Francis accepted his resignation on 8 April 2019. [2]

Styles of
John Buckley
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Lordship
Religious style Bishop

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References

  1. 1 2 "Bishop John Buckley". Diocese of Cork & Ross. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. 1 2 Riegel, Ralph (8 April 2019). "Pope Francis confirms Monsignor Fintan Gavin as new Bishop of Cork & Ross". Independent. Retrieved 8 April 2019.