Felix Ley

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Felix Ley (March 5, 1909 - January 23, 1972), Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as bishop and the apostolic administrator of Okinawa and the Southern Islands/Ryukyus, now the Diocese of Naha, in Naha, Japan.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Alvin Ley was born in Hewitt, Wood County, Wisconsin United States and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on June 14, 1936.

Father Ley was sent to Guam, where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese army during World War II.[3] After World War II, he was sent to Okinawa.

On March 11, 1968, Pope Paul VI appointed Felix Ley the apostolic administrator of the Okinawa and the Southern Islands/Ryukyus, and he was conscrated bishop on June 9, 1968.[4]

Bishop Ley died in Naha.[5]

Notes[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
None
Bishop of Naha
1968–1972
Succeeded by
Peter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami