John Sweeny (bishop)

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John Sweeny
Bishop of Saint John in New Brunswick
Bishop John Sweeny lithograph.jpg
Diocese Saint John
Installed November 9, 1859
Term ended March 25, 1901
Predecessor Thomas-Louis Connolly
Successor Timothy Casey
Ordination September 1, 1844
Personal details
Born (1821-05-06)May 6, 1821
Clones, Ireland
Died March 25, 1901(1901-03-25) (aged 79)
Saint John, New Brunswick

John Sweeny (May 6, 1821 – March 25, 1901) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest and Bishop of Saint John in New Brunswick from 1859 to 1901.

Bishop Sweeny was a leading figure in opposition to the Common Schools Act of 1871 enacted by the 22nd New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. He founded the Irish Catholic community of Johnville, New Brunswick.