John Cahill (bishop)

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John Baptist Cahill (1841–1910) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the second Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth from 1900 to 1910.[1]

Born in London on 2 September 1841, he was a student at St. Edmund's College, Ware between 1855 and 1863. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1864. He was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Portsmouth and Titular Bishop of Thagora on 21 March 1900. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 1 May 1900, the principal consecrator was Francis Bourne, Bishop of Southwark (later Archbishop of Westminster), and the principal co-consecrators were John Cuthbert Hedley, Bishop of Newport and Menevia and Charles Maurice Graham, Coadjutor Bishop of Plymouth. Three months later, he was appointed Bishop of Portsmouth on 30 August 1900.[1]

Bishop Cahill died in office on 2 August 1910, aged 68.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bishop John Baptist Cahill at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 June 2011.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Vertue
Bishop of Portsmouth
Succeeded by
William Timothy Cotter