Patrick Kelly (Archbishop of Liverpool)
|The Most Reverend
|Archbishop Emeritus of Liverpool|
|Church||Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King|
|Appointed||21 May 1996|
|Installed||3 July 1996|
|Term ended||27 February 2013|
|Ordination||18 February 1962
by William Godfrey
|Consecration||3 April 1984
by Thomas Holland
|Birth name||Patrick Altham Kelly|
23 November 1938 |
Morecambe, Lancashire, England
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
Patrick Altham Kelly KC*HS (born 23 November 1938) is an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Liverpool following his resignation which took effect on 27 February 2013; he was formerly Vice President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
Kelly taught systematic theology in Oscott Seminary and later became rector of the latter in 1978.
On 9 March 1984, Kelly was appointed Bishop of Salford by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 3 April from Bishop Thomas Holland, with Archbishops Derek Worlock and Maurice Couve de Murville serving as co-consecrators. Kelly was appointed Archbishop of Liverpool by Pope John Paul II on 21 May 1996.
In early 2012, Archbishop Kelly celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the sacred priesthood, commencing with an intimate mass at the local Carmelite Convent and followed the next day by Solemn High Mass at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The mass was attended by eminent Roman Catholic clergymen, including Cardinals Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and Jean-Louis Tauran. The Papal Nuncios to Britain and Guatemala, Archbishops Menini and Gallagher were also in attendance; alongside Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
In his spare time the Archbishop enjoys listening to classical music and attending concerts, especially those given by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
On the morning of Monday 10 December 2012, Archbishop Kelly was admitted to hospital after suffering from a mild stroke, his condition was described as 'comfortable' 
Subsequent suffering from the stroke, Archbishop Kelly was advised to take a long period of convalescence which he did in Lancashire, North West England. Despite having a year left in office before he was due to tender his official resignation, it was announced on Monday 7 January 2013, that Archbishop Kelly had submitted his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI. He added: "Although the recovery has gone well, I have decided that I must offer to the Holy Father my resignation as Archbishop of Liverpool. It rests with the Holy Father to respond to the request I have put before him."
- Weston, Alan (27 February 2013). "Pope Benedict XVI accepts the resignation of the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Rev Patrick Kelly". Liverpool Echo (UK). Retrieved 10 November 2013.
- Elson, Peter (03 April 2009). "Archbishop Patrick Kelly reflects on 25 years of sweeping change". Liverpool Daily Post (UK). Retrieved 06 May 2009.
- Profile:Most Rev Patrick Kelly Emeritus Archbishop of Liverpool, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, retrieved 10 November 2013
- Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Liverpool, retrieved 10 November 2013
- "Archbishop of Liverpool Patrick Kelly suffers 'slight stroke'". BBC News (UK). 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
- Homily document
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Salford
|Archbishop of Liverpool