Leo Christopher Byrne

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Most Reverend

Leo C. Byrne
Coadjutor Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
ChurchCatholic Church
In officeJuly 31, 1967 - October 21, 1974
OrdinationJune 10, 1933
ConsecrationJune 29, 1954
by Joseph Ritter
Personal details
BornMarch 19, 1908
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedOctober 21, 1974(1974-10-21) (aged 66)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Previous postBishop of Wichita (1961-1967)

Leo Christopher Byrne (March 19, 1908 – October 21, 1974) served as the Roman Catholic Coadjutor Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.[1]


Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Byrne was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on June 10, 1933, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. On May 21, 1954, Pope Pius XII appointed Byrne auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis, and he was consecrated on June 29, 1954.

On February 11, 1961, Pope John XXIII appointed Bishop Byrne the coadjutor bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita, in Wichita, Kansas.

Pope Paul VI appointed Bishop Byrne coadjutor archbishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese on July 31, 1967, where he died before becoming ordinary of the archdiocese.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,945071,00.html?promoid=googlep
  2. ^ "Archbishop Leo Christopher Byrne". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.[self-published source]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Leo Binz
Coadjutor Archbishop of
Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Succeeded by
Leo Binz
Preceded by
Mark Kenny Carroll
Coadjutor Bishop of Wichita
Succeeded by
David Monas Maloney