John Gordon (archbishop)

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John Gordon
Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
Church Roman Catholic
See Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad Nestum
Ordination 7 March 1936
Consecration 24 June 1962
by Amleto Giovanni Cicognani
Personal details
Born (1912-07-25)25 July 1912
Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland
Died 30 January 1981(1981-01-30) (aged 68)

John Gordon (25 July 1912 - 30 January 1981) was an Irish Roman Catholic archbishop and diplomat of the Holy See.


Gordon was born at Clarecastle, County Clare and ordained to the priesthood on 7 March 1936. On 10 February 1962, he was appointed Apostolic Delegate to Thailand and Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad Nestum.

His episcopal consecration took place on 24 June 1962. The principal consecrator was cardinal Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, and the co-consecrators were Archbishop Leone Giovanni Battista Nigris and Bishop Patrick Joseph Dunne.

Later, he was the Apostolic Delegate to South Africa, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Lesotho, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to India and Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Marie-Joseph Lemieux, OP
Apostolic Nuncio to India
(11 Aug 1971 - 11 Jun 1976
Succeeded by
Luciano Storero

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