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James Patrick CARROLL

Auxiliary Bishop 1954-1984

Born on 3 Dec 1908, Newtown, Sydney in New South Wales, Australia in the parish of Newtown. (Sydney Archdiocese)

His father was Edward Carroll and his mother was Agnes O'Connell.

He was educated at Christian Brothers' College, Lewisham, and attended Seminary at Springwood; Manly; Irish College, Rome.

He was ordained on 30 May 1931, Rome by Archbishop Joseph Palica, V.G. and incardinated in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

He was elected as Bishop on 6 Jan 1954 as Titular Bishop of Athenia, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. He was consecrated (ordained as Bishop) on 24 Feb 1954 in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney by Cardinal N.T. Gilroy (Consecrating Bishop) of the Archdiocese of Sydney. He was assisted by Bishop John F. Norton, the Bishop of Bathurst, and Bishop Patrick F. Lyons, the Titular Bishop of Cabasa; Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney.

He was subsequently translated (moved) as Titular Archbishop of Amasea, Auxiliary Archbishop of Sydney - 15 Oct 1965. He retired on 23 Jul 1984, to Holy Cross Presbytery, Woollahra. He died on 14 Jan 1995, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, and is buried in Catholic Cemetery, Botany.

During his lifetime, he was Assistant Priest, Darlinghurst, Chatswood; Seminary Staff, Springwood & Manly; Parish Priest of Enmore, Woollahra.


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