Patrick Lynch (Roman Catholic Bishop)

Patrick Lynch (Roman Catholic Bishop)

Patrick Lynch (Roman Catholic Bishop)

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Patrick Kevin Lynch (born 27 April 1947, Cork City, County Cork, Ireland) is one of the Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Early life and priesthood

Patrick Lynch was born in 1947 in Cork, Ireland. After leaving St Fintan's High School he entered the novitiate of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He then studied theology in the United States, gaining a Master's Degree in 1971. He was ordained a priest on 21 July 1972. After ordination he served in Peterborough and in Daventry, Northamptonshire. In 1984 he became Director of the order's formation house in London. He became a parish priest in Westminster Archdiocese in 1987, before his election as provincial of the Congregation in 1992. At the end of his term as provincial, during which he had travelled to Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, he became a parish priest in the Archdiocese of Southwark. Patrick Lynch also worked in Saint Chad's Roman Catholic Church for several years before being appointed as a Bishop.


On 28 December 2005 Lynch was appointed auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark and titular bishop of Castrum. He was ordained a bishop on 14 February 2006. The Principal Consecrator was Archbishop Kevin McDonald of Southwark; his Principal Co-Consecrators were Bishop John Hine, an auxiliary bishop of the diocese and Archbishop Michael Bowen, the retired ordinary of the Archdiocese. He has responsibility for the South...
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