Brian Foley (bishop)

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Brian Charles Foley (1910–1999) was an English prelate who served as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Lancaster from 1962 to 1985.[1]

Born in Ilford, Essex on 25 May 1910, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brentwood on 25 July 1937.[1] He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Lancaster by the Holy See on 26 April 1962.[1] His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 13 June 1962, the principal consecrator was John Carmel Heenan, Archbishop of Liverpool (later Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster), and the principal co-consecrators were George Andrew Beck, Bishop of Salford (later Archbishop of Liverpool) and Bernard Patrick Wall, Bishop of Brentwood.[1] He attended all the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, held between in 1962 and 1965.[1]

Bishop Foley retired on 22 May 1985 and assumed the title Bishop emeritus of Lancaster. He died on 23 December 1999, aged 89.[1] He was the uncle of British Labour politician Chris Mullin.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bishop Brian Charles Foley". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ A View from the Foothills by C Mullin 2009 p62
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Flynn
Bishop of Lancaster
Succeeded by
John Brewer