James Kyle (bishop)

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James Kyle
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Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style My Lord or Bishop

James Francis Kyle (1788–1869) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the first Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District of Scotland.

Born in Edinburgh on 22 September 1788, he was ordained a priest on 21 March 1812. He was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District (formerly known the Highland District) and Titular Bishop of Germanicia by the Holy See on 13 February 1827. He was consecrated to the Episcopate at Aberdeen on 28 September 1828. The principal consecrator was Bishop Alexander Paterson, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Ranald MacDonald and Bishop Thomas Penswick. He died in office on 23 February 1869, aged 80.[1][2]


  1. ^ Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 3. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace. p. 474. 
  2. ^ "Bishop James Kyle". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
New title Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District
Succeeded by
John MacDonald