Raymond James Boland
|Raymond James Boland|
|Born||February 8, 1932|
|Died||February 27, 2014|
|Alma mater||All Hallows College
University College Dublin
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
|Posthumous style||not applicable|
Raymond James Boland (February 8, 1932 – February 27, 2014) served as the second Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama and the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph.
Born in Ireland, Bishop Boland received his early education from the Christian Brothers in Cork. He trained at All Hallows College, Dublin, as a missionary priest, while also taking a degree at University College Dublin and was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 1957, for the Archdiocese of Washington.
Boland was appointed Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama on February 2, 1988, and consecrated on March 25, 1988.
He was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph on June 22, 1993.
The Vatican accepted Bishop Boland's request for retirement on May 24, 2005, after which he served as Bishop Emeritus of the diocese. Bishop Boland died on the evening February 27, 2014, in Cork, Ireland.
After reports indicated that the death rate of priests from AIDS is at least four times that of the general population, Bishop Raymond Boland asserted that the AIDS deaths show that priests are human.
|Catholic Church titles|
Joseph Gregory Vath
|Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama
David Edward Foley
John Joseph Sullivan
|Bishop of Kansas City-Saint Joseph
Robert William Finn
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