James Martin Hayes

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James Hayes
Archbishop of Halifax
ChurchLatin Church
In office1967–1990
PredecessorJoseph Gerald Berry
SuccessorAustin-Emile Burke
OrdinationJune 15, 1947
Personal details
Born(1924-05-27)May 27, 1924
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DiedAugust 2, 2016(2016-08-02) (aged 92)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

James Martin Hayes (May 27, 1924 – August 2, 2016) was a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Hayes was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and ordained a priest on June 15, 1947. He was appointed auxiliary bishop to the Archdiocese of Halifax, as well as titular bishop of Reperi, on February 5, 1965, and consecrated on April 20, 1965. Hayes participated at the Second Vatican Council. Pope Paul VI appointed him archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax on June 22, 1967. He was known as a leader in liturgical renewal. He resigned on November 6, 1990, and died on August 2, 2016, in a hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 92.[1]


  1. ^ Tobin, Stephanie (August 2, 2016). "James Hayes, former Halifax archbishop, has died". CBC News. Retrieved August 2, 2016.

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