Thomas Shine

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Thomas Shine (12 February 1872 – 22 November 1955) was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Middlesbrough from 1929 to 1955. [1]

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The Bishop of Middlesbrough is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough in the Province of Liverpool, England.

Born in New Inn, County Tipperary, Ireland on 12 February 1872, completing his clerical studies in St. Joseph's Seminary, Leeds and, he was ordained to the priesthood on 29 June 1894. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Middlesbrough and Titular Bishop of Lamus on 12 April 1921. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 29 June 1921, the principal consecrator was Bishop Richard Lacy of Middlesbrough, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Joseph Cowgill of Leeds and Archbishop Frederick Keating of Liverpool. On the death of Bishop Lacy on 11 April 1929, Shine automatically succeeded as the Bishop of Middlesbrough. He was appointed the personal title of archbishop on 19 January 1955. [1] His episcopal motto was rare enough in French: Briller sans bruler, a wink to his last name 'Shine: 'shining not burning' - the elegant alliteration holds only in French. Archbishop Shine died in office on 22 November 1955, aged 83. [1]

New Inn, County Tipperary Town in Munster, Ireland

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough Latin Rite Roman Catholic diocese based in Middlesbrough, England

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is a Latin Rite Roman Catholic diocese based in Middlesbrough, England and is part of the province of Liverpool. It was founded on 20 December 1878, with the splitting of the Diocese of Beverley which had covered all of Yorkshire. The modern day Middlesbrough diocese covers an area of 4,000 km² in North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, together with the City of York. The Bishop's See is in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, at St Mary's Cathedral.

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Death

Thomas Shine, second Bishop of Middlesbrough, died at the Sisters of Mercy Nursing Home at Whitby on 22 November, 1955, in his 84th year. He had been a priest for 61 years, 34 years a bishop, and Bishop of the Diocese of Middlesbrough for 26 years. He died as an Archbishop, a Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Assistant at the Pontifical Throne, and Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Archbishop Thomas Shine". Catholic-Hierarchy.org . David M. Cheney. Retrieved 29 June 2011.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Richard Lacy
Bishop of Middlesbrough
1929–1955
Succeeded by
George Brunner
  1. The First 100 Years: A History of the Diocese of Middlesbrough 1878 - 1978