Leo Christopher Byrne

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Most Reverend
Leo C. Byrne
Coadjutor Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Church Catholic Church
In office July 31, 1967 - October 21, 1974
Orders
Ordination June 10, 1933
Consecration June 29, 1954
by Joseph Ritter
Personal details
Born March 19, 1908
St. Louis, Missouri
Died October 21, 1974(1974-10-21) (aged 66)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Previous post Bishop of Wichita (1961-1967)

Leo Christopher Byrne (March 19, 1908 – October 21, 1974) was the Roman Catholic Coadjutor Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.[1]

Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Byrne was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on June 10, 1933, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. On May 21, 1954, Pope Pius XII appointed Byrne auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis, and he was consecrated on June 29, 1954. On February 11, 1961, Pope John XXIII appointed Bishop Byrne the coadjutor bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita, in Wichita, Kansas. Pope Paul VI appointed Bishop Byrne coadjutor archbishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese on July 31, 1967, where he died before becoming ordinary of the archdiocese.[2]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Mark Kenny Carroll
Bishop of Wichita
1961-1967
Succeeded by
David Monas Maloney