Joseph McGee

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Joseph Michael McGee (1904–1983) was a Scottish Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Galloway from 1952 to 1981.[1]

Born in the parish of Monzievaird and Strowan, Perthshire, Scotland on 13 December 1904, he was ordained to the priesthood on 25 May 1929. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Galloway by the Holy See on 19 July 1952, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 11 November 1952. The principal consecrator was Cardinal William Godfrey, Archbishop of Westminster, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop James Donald Scanlan of Dunkeld (later Archbishop of Glasgow) and Bishop Edward Wilson Douglas of Motherwell.[1]

He retired on 4 April 1981 and assumed the title Bishop Emeritus of Galloway. He died on 5 March 1983, aged 78.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Joseph Michael McGee". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Henry Mellon
Bishop of Galloway
1952–1981
Succeeded by
Maurice Taylor