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William Conway (1913 - 1977):

William Conway was born in Belfast, and was educated at Barrack Street Christian Brothers' School and Queen's University, Belfast. He entered Maynooth, was ordained in 1937, and became a Doctor of Divinity in 1938. He attended the Gregorian University of Rome from 1938 to 1941. During the next two years he was a teacher of English and Latin at St Malachy's College, Belfast. He held the Chairs of Moral Theology and of Canon Law at Maynooth until 1958, and became Vice-President of the College in 1957. He edited the Irish Theological Quarterly and published a book, Problems of Canon Law, in 1950. After a term as administrator of St Mary's parish, Dundalk, and of acting as auxiliary to Cardinal D'Alton, William Conway was appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland in 1963. In 1965 he was created cardinal. He chaired the first synod of bishops in Rome in 1967 and was a member of four Vatican congregations. He was instrumental in establishing Trocaire. He was a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of Canon Law. He died in Armagh.

Born: 22 January 1913
Died: 17 April 1977
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