Michael J. Byrnes

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Michael Jude Byrnes
Metropolitan Archbishop of Agaña
Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agaña
Appointed October 31, 2016
Installed November 30, 2016
Predecessor Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM Cap., D.D.
Ordination May 25, 1996
by Adam Maida
Consecration May 5, 2011
by Allen Henry Vigneron, John Clayton Nienstedt, and John M. Quinn
Personal details
Born (1958-08-23) August 23, 1958 (age 59)
Detroit, Michigan
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
Titular Bishop of Eguga
"The love of Christ compels us"
Styles of
Michael Jude Byrnes
Coat of arms of Michael Jude Byrnes.svg
Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop

Michael Jude Byrnes (born August 23, 1958) is an American Roman Catholic Archbishop.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 23, 1958, Byrnes was ordained to the priesthood on May 25, 1996, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. Beginning in 2004, he served as vice rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit as well as a parish pastor.[1]

On March 22, 2011, he was appointed titular bishop of Eguga and auxiliary bishop of the Detroit Archdiocese. He was consecrated on May 5, 2011.

On October 31, 2016, Byrnes was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop with special faculties of the U.S. Archdiocese of Agaña, located on the Pacific Island Territory of Guam.[2]

On March 16, 2018 Byrnes succeeded Anthony Sablan Apuron after Apuron was removed from office by the Church after being convicted of undisclosed charges in a sex trial.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kohn, Joe (March 24, 2011). "Abp. Vigneron: Detroit's two auxiliary bishops a 'great blessing'". The Michigan Catholic. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Glatz, Carol (November 1, 2016). "Pope sends Detroit bishop to Guam archdiocese hit by abuse allegations". National Catholic Reporter. Catholic News Service. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Vatican convicts archbishop, but doesn’t say of what Retrieved March 17, 2018
  4. ^ "Office of the Archbishop". Retrieved March 17, 2018. 

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Anthony Sablan Apuron
Metropolitan Archbishop of Agaña
November 30, 2016–Present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
May 5, 2011–October 31, 2016
Succeeded by