George Bennett (bishop)

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For other persons named George Bennett, see George Bennett (disambiguation).

George Henry Bennett (1875–1946) was a Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Aberdeen from 1918 to 1946.[1]

Born in St. John's on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean Sea on 24 June 1875, he was ordained a priest on 9 April 1898. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Aberdeen by the Holy See on 18 June 1918, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 1 August 1918. The principal consecrator was Archbishop John Aloysius Maguire of Glasgow, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop John Toner of Dunkeld and Bishop James William McCarthy of Galloway.[1]

He died in office on 25 December 1946, aged 71.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bishop George Henry Bennett at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 4 October 2010.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Aeneas Chisholm
Bishop of Aberdeen
1918–1946
Succeeded by
John Alexander Matheson