Francis Petre (bishop)

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Francis Petre (1692–1775) was an English Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District from 1752 to 1775.[1]

Born in Fidlers, Essex on 2 October 1692, he was ordained to the priesthood on 31 March 1720. He was appointed coadjutor to Edward Dicconson, Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District on 27 July 1750. Exactly a year later, Petre was consecrated the Titular Bishop of Amorium by Bishop Dicconson on 27 July 1751. The following year, he succeeded as the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District.[1]

He died in office on 24 December 1775, aged 83.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Francis Petre". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edward Dicconson
Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District
1752–1775
Succeeded by
William Walton