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Joseph MacRory (1861 - 1945):
Archbishop, Roman Catholic


Joseph MacRory was born in Ballygawley, County Tyrone, and was educated at St Patrick's Seminary, Armagh and at Maynooth. Immediately after his ordination in 1885 he was appointed President of Dungannon Academy. In 1887 he was appointed Professor of Moral Theology and Sacred Scripture in Birmingham. At the age of twenty-seven he returned to Maynooth and was appointed successively Professor of Sacred Scripture and Hebrew and Professor of Hermeneutics and Exegesis; in 1909 he became Vice-President of the college. He with others founded the Theological Quarterly and was a regular contributor to theological journals. In 1915 he was appointed Bishop of Down and Connor, and in 1928 became Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. In the following year he was created a cardinal in Rome. In 1933 he served as papal legate in Liverpool, being present at the laying of the foundation stone of the cathedral. He attended the National Eucharistic Congress at Melbourne in 1934. Among his publications are works on the Gospel of St John and the Epistles to the Corinthians. He died in Armagh.

Born: 10 March 1861
Died: 13 October 1945
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