John Cahill (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
John Baptist Cahill
Bishop of Portsmouth
Church Roman Catholic
Diocese Portsmouth
Appointed 30 August 1900
In office 1900-1910
Predecessor John Vertue
Successor William Cotter
Ordination 16 October 1864
Consecration 1 May 1900
by Francis Bourne
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born (1841-09-02)September 2, 1841
London, England
Died August 2, 1910(1910-08-02) (aged 68)
Nationality English

John Baptist Cahill (1841–1910) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the second Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth from 1900 to 1910.[1]

Born in London on 2 September 1841, he was a student at St. Edmund's College, Ware between 1855 and 1863. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1864. He was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Portsmouth and Titular Bishop of Thagora on 21 March 1900. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 1 May 1900, the principal consecrator was Francis Bourne, Bishop of Southwark (later Archbishop of Westminster), and the principal co-consecrators were John Cuthbert Hedley, Bishop of Newport and Menevia and Charles Maurice Graham, Coadjutor Bishop of Plymouth. Three months later, he was appointed Bishop of Portsmouth on 30 August 1900.[1]

Bishop Cahill died in office on 2 August 1910, aged 68.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop John Baptist Cahill". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Vertue
Bishop of Portsmouth
Succeeded by
William Timothy Cotter