Michael Foylan

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Michael Foylan (29 June 1907 – 28 May 1976) was a Scottish clergyman who served as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen from 1964 to 1976.[1]

Born in Shettleston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire in June 1907, he was ordained a priest on 5 July 1931. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Aberdeen by the Holy See on 8 December 1964, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 25 March 1965. The principal consecrator was Archbishop Gordon Joseph Gray, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Joseph Michael McGee and Bishop William Andrew Hart. He attended the fourth session of the Second Vatican Council in 1965.[1]

He died in office on 28 May 1976 at the age of 68.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Michael Foylan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Francis Raymond Walsh
Bishop of Aberdeen
Succeeded by
Mario Joseph Conti