Christopher Augustine Reynolds

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Christopher Augustine Reynolds (1834–1893) was a Roman Catholic clergyman who became the first Archbishop of Adelaide, Australia.[1][2]

Born in Dublin, Ireland on 11 August 1834, he was ordained to the priesthood on 20 April 1860. Thirteen years later, he was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Adelaide by the Holy See on 25 May 1873, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 28 November 1873. The principal consecrator was Archbishop John Bede Polding of Sydney, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Daniel Murphy of Hobart, Bishop Matthew Quinn of Bathurst, and Bishop James Murray of Maitland. Reynolds became the first Archbishop of Adelaide when the See was elevated to an archdiocese on 10 May 1887.[1][2]

He died in office on 12 June 1893, aged 58.[1][2]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Laurence Bonaventure Sheil
Bishop of Adelaide
1873–1887
Title elevated
New title Archbishop of Adelaide
1887–1893
Succeeded by
John O'Reilly