John Buckley (bishop)

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John Buckley
Bishop of Cork and Ross
Church Roman Catholic
See Cork and Ross
In office 8 February 1998 — present
Predecessor Michael Murphy
Successor incumbent
Ordination 20 June 1965
Personal details
Born (1939-11-02)2 November 1939
Inchigeela, County Cork
Previous post none
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 and episcopal consecration[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. He was consecrated titular Bishop of Leptis Magna as an auxiliary bishop for Cork and Ross in 1984.


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.

Styles of
John Buckley
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Lordship
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style none