John Buckley (bishop)

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John Buckley
Bishop of Cork and Ross
ChurchRoman Catholic
SeeCork and Ross
In office8 February 1998 — present
PredecessorMichael Murphy
Ordination20 June 1965
Personal details
Born(1939-11-02)2 November 1939 (age 78)
Inchigeela, County Cork
Previous postnone
Auxiliary Bishop of Cork and Ross

John Buckley (born 2 November 1939) is an Irish Roman Catholic bishop. He was born in Inchigeela (Uibh Laoire parish) in west County Cork. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, and was ordained in 1965.

Priestly work[edit]

He taught on the staff of St. Finbarr's College, Farranferris, until he became its president in 1975. He worked for one year as parish priest of Turner's Cross Parish, Cork.[1]

On 16 March 1984 it was announced that Buckley would was to be an auxiliary bishop for Cork and Ross. He was ordained to the episcopate on 29 April 1984.[2]


On 19 December 1997, the Holy See announced Buckley's appointment as Bishop of Cork and Ross. He had been the diocesan administrator since the death of Bishop Michael Murphy in October 1996.

Buckley was installed as Bishop of Cork and Ross at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, Cork, on 8 February 1998.[2]

Styles of
John Buckley
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Lordship
Religious styleBishop
Posthumous stylenone


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