John Joseph Fitzpatrick

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Bishop John Fitzpatrick
Bishop of Brownsville
Church Catholic Church
See Galveston-Houston
In office 1971 — 1991
Predecessor Bishop Humberto Medeiros
Successor Bishop Enrique San Pedro
Orders
Ordination December 13, 1942
Consecration August 28, 1968
Personal details
Born October 12, 1918
Ontario, Canada
Died July 15, 2006(2006-07-15) (aged 87)
Brownsville, Texas
Previous post Titular Bishop of Cenae

Bishop John Joseph Fitzpatrick (October 12, 1918 in Trenton, Ontario, Canada - July 15, 2006) was an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami (1968–1971) and the third Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville (1971–1991). He was also the Titular Bishop of Cenae (1968–1971).

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Fitzpatrick was ordained a priest on December 13, 1942 when he was 24 years old. He was appointed by Pope Paul VI as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami and Titular Bishop of Cenae on June 24, 1968. On August 28, 1968, he was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll of the Archdiocese of Miami and his co-consecrators were Bishop Joseph Aloysius Durick of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville and Joseph Bernardin of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

In 1971, he was appointed as the third Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville. On November 30, 1991, he retired as bishop. Bishop Fitzpatrick again filled the role after the 1994 death of his replacement, Bishop Enrique San Pedro S.J., and served for nearly a year until the appointment of Bishop Raymundo Joseph Peña in 1995.

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