John Walter Flesey

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John Walter Flesey
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Newark
Titular Bishop of Allegheny
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
AppointedMay 21, 2004
InstalledAugust 4, 2004
Term endedOctober 16, 2017
Other postsTitular Bishop of Allegheny
OrdinationMay 13, 1978
ConsecrationAugust 4, 2004
by John J. Myers, Michael Angelo Saltarelli, and Arthur J. Serratelli
Personal details
Born (1942-08-06) August 6, 1942 (age 77)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Styles of
John Walter Flesey
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

John Walter Flesey (born August 6, 1942) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church serving as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey since 2004.


John W. Flesey was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and attended St. Peter's Preparatory School.[1] He studied at the Pontifical Georgian University[2] and was ordained a priest on May 31, 1969 for the Archdiocese of Newark.

Flesey was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark as well as titular bishop of Allegheny on May 21, 2004 by Benedict XVI. Flesey was consecrated an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark on August 4, 2004.[3] On October 16, 2017, Flesey submitted his resignation after turning 75 under canon law.

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  1. ^ "Bishop Flesey", Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed July 9, 2018. "He attended St. Aedan’s Grammar School and St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, graduated from St. Peter’s College with a BA in History in 1964, and attended Immaculate Conception Seminary until 1969, when he was ordained."
  2. ^ "The Pontifical Gregorian University". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bishop John Walter Flesey". Retrieved 5 January 2013.[self-published source]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Newark
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Robert Joseph McManus
Roman Catholic Titular See of Allegheny
Succeeded by