Raymond Browne

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The Most Reverend
Raymond Browne
Bishop of Kerry
Coat of arms of Raymond Anthony Browne.svg
Church Roman Catholic Church
Diocese Kerry
Appointed 2 May 2013
Installed 21 July 2013
Predecessor William Murphy
Ordination 4 July 1982
Consecration 21 July 2013
by Dermot Clifford
Personal details
Born (1957-01-23) 23 January 1957 (age 60)
Athlone, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Denomination Roman Catholic
Motto ″Love one another″

Raymond Anthony Browne (born 23 January 1957 in Athlone) is the Bishop of Kerry. He completed his training for the priesthood at St Patrick's College, Maynooth and the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.[1]

He attended primary school in Athlone, Co Westmeath and went on to attend secondary school at Summerhill College, Sligo from 1969 until 1974. He attended the seminary for Diocese of Elphin from 1974 to 1982.[2]

He was ordained a priest on 4 July 1982 for the Diocese of Elphin.[3] He attended University College Cork earning a BSc in 1978 he went on to St Patrick's College, Maynooth earning a BD in 1981. He completed his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning a Licentiate in Canon Law in 1983.

He returned to Ireland, was first spiritual director at Summerhill College (1983-1986), then was appointed assistant priest at Roscommon (1986–1988), member of the double Galway Regional Court (1988-1995), assistant priest at St. Mary's, Sligo (1995–2002) and judicial vicar from October 2002–July 2008.

In 2008 he became the pastor at Ballagh and took responsibility in the diocese for child protection and assistance to the elderly and sick clergy.[4]

He was appointed Bishop of Kerry by Pope Francis on 2 May 2013, and was consecrated at St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney on 21 July by Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly.