Vincent Malone

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Vincent Malone (born 11 September 1931) is an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Malone was born in Liverpool, and was ordained to the priesthood on 18 September 1955, in Old Swan. On 13 May 1989, he was appointed Titular Bishop of Abora and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 3 July from Archbishop Derek Worlock, with Bishops Kevin O'Connor and John Rawsthorne serving as co-consecrators.

In 2003 Malone wrote a contribution for Healing Priesthood: Women's Voices Worldwide, in which he argued that women should be allowed to hear confessions and absolve penitents, on the grounds that some Catholics might prefer to confess their sins to a woman.[1]

The Vatican officially announced that on 26 October 2006, Malone was to retire from his post in Liverpool. As with all bishops, he was required to submit his letter of retirement to Pope Benedict XVI upon reaching age 75. He will continue to be a Vicar General, a member of the Archbishop's council, and a trustee of the Archdiocese. Moreover, although he will no longer carry out formal parish visitations, Malone will continue to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.[2]