Roman Catholic Bishop of Gibraltar

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Bishop of Gibraltar
Bishopric
Catholic
Incumbent:
Sede Vacante

Diocese: Gibraltar
Cathedral: St. Mary the Crowned
First Bishop: Henry Gregory Thompson
Formation: 19 November 1910

The Bishop of Gibraltar is the ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar which is immediately subject to the Holy See.

The see is in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar where the bishop's seat (cathedra) is located in the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned. The Vicariate Apostolic of Gibraltar was erected in 1816 and was elevated to the Diocese of Gibraltar on 19 November 1910.[1]

The most recent incumbent was the Right Reverend Ralph Heskett who was appointed Bishop of Gibraltar on 18 March 2010 and received episcopal ordination on 10 July 2010.[2] Bishop Heskett was appointed Bishop of Hallam in England on 20 May 2014.[3]

List of Roman Catholic ordinaries[edit]

Vicariate Apostolic of Gibraltar[edit]

Roman Catholic Vicars Apostolic of Gibraltar
From Until Incumbent Notes
1816 1839 John Baptist Nosardy Zino Appointed vicar apostolic on 25 January 1816. Resigned in 1839.[4]
1839 1856 Henry Hughes, O.F.M.
Titular Bishop of Heliopolis in Augustamnica
Appointed vicar apostolic and titular bishop on 15 March 1839 and consecrated on 21 March 1841. Resigned in 1856 and died on 12 October 1860.[5]
1857 1880 John Baptist Scandella
Titular Bishop of Antinoë
Appointed vicar apostolic and titular bishop on 28 April 1857 and consecrated on 30 November 1857. Died in office on 27 August 1880.[6]
1881 1898 Gonzalo Canilla
Titular Bishop of Lystra
Appointed vicar apostolic and titular bishop on 8 March 1881 and consecrated on 12 June 1881. Died in office on 18 October 1898.[7]
1899 1901 James Bellord
Titular Bishop of Milevum
Appointed vicar apostolic and titular bishop on 16 February 1899 and consecrated on 1 May 1899. Resigned on 29 July 1901 and died on 11 June 1905.[8]
1901 1910 Remigio Guido Barbieri, O.S.B.
Titular Bishop of Theodosiopolis
Appointed vicar apostolic and titular bishop on 29 July 1901 and consecrated on 10 November 1901. Died in office on 15 April 1910.[9]
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar[edit]

Roman Catholic Bishops of Gibraltar
From Until Incumbent Notes
1910 1927 Henry Gregory Thompson, O.S.B. Appointed bishop on 10 November 1910 and consecrated on 21 December 1910. Resigned on 25 May 1927, appointed Titular Bishop of Thermopylae on 15 July 1927, and died on 27 October 1942.[11]
1927 1956 Richard Joseph Fitzgerald Appointed bishop on 25 May 1927 and consecrated on 9 October 1927. Died in office on 15 February 1956.[12]
1956 1973 John Farmer Healy Appointed bishop on 18 July 1956 and consecrated on 11 October 1956. Died in office on 17 February 1973.[13]
1973 1984 Edward Rapallo Appointed bishop on 5 July 1973 and consecrated on 7 October 1973. Died in office on 6 February 1984.[14]
1984 1998 Bernard Patrick Devlin Appointed bishop on 20 October 1984 and consecrated on 6 January 1985. Retired on 14 February 1998 and died on 15 December 2010.[15]
1998 2010 Charles Caruana Appointed bishop on 14 February 1998 and consecrated on 24 May 1998. Retired on 18 March 2010 and died on 1 October 2010.[16]
2010 2014 Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R. Appointed bishop on 18 March 2010 and consecrated on 10 July 2010.[2][17][18] Appointed Bishop of Hallam in England on 20 May 2014.[3]
2014 present Sede Vacante
[1][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History". Roman Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Bishop Ralph Heskett, C.SS.R. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Hallam". independent catholic news. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Father John Baptist Nosardy Zino at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  5. ^ Bishop Henry Hughes, O.F.M. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  6. ^ Bishop John Baptist Scandella at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  7. ^ Bishop Gonzalo Canilla at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  8. ^ Bishop James Bellord at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  9. ^ Bishop Remigio Guido Barbieri, O.S.B. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  10. ^ a b Diocese of Gibraltar at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  11. ^ Bishop Henry Gregory Thompson, O.S.B. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  12. ^ Bishop Richard Joseph Fitzgerald at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  13. ^ Bishop John Farmer Healy at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  14. ^ Bishop Edward Rapallo at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  15. ^ Bishop Bernard Patrick Devlin at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  16. ^ Bishop Charles Caruana at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 27 May 2014.
  17. ^ "Rinuncia del Vescovo di Gibraltar (Gibilterra) e Nomina del Successore" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2010-03-18. 
  18. ^ Alice Mascarenhas (18 March 2010). "New Catholic Bishop for Gibraltar, announcement to". Gibraltar Chronicle (Gibraltar).