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John Loughlin (bishop)

 

John Loughlin (bishop)

John Loughlin
File:Bishop John Loughlin.jpg
Born (1817-12-20)December 20, 1817
Died December 29, 1891(1891-12-29) (aged 74)

John Loughlin (December 20, 1817 – December 29, 1891) was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the first Bishop of Brooklyn, of the U.S. state of New York (1853–1891).

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On June 19, 1853, Loughlin was appointed the first Bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Brooklyn by Pope Pius IX.[3] He received his episcopal consecration on the following October 30 from Archbishop Gaetano Bedini, with Bishops John McCloskey and Louis Amadeus Rappe serving as co-consecrators.[3] During his 38-year-long tenure, he erected 125 churches and chapels, 93 parochial schools, two colleges, 10 orphanages, five hospitals, two homes for the aged, a home for destitute boys, and a seminary.[1] The Catholic population of the diocese also increased from about 15,000 to nearly 400,000.[1] In 1861 he expressed his support for the Union during the Civil War.[1] He attended the Plenary Councils of Baltimore (1852, 1866, 1884) as well as the First Vatican Council (1869–1870) in Rome, where he was named an Assistant at the Pontifical Throne.[1]

Loughlin later died at his residence in Brooklyn, aged 74.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
none
Bishop of Brooklyn
1853–1891
Succeeded by
Charles Edward McDonnell

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