Raymond James Boland

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Raymond James Boland, born February 8, 1932, in Ireland, was the second Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama and the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph.

He was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 1957, for the Archdiocese of Washington. He was appointed Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama on February 2, 1988, and consecrated on March 25, 1988. He was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph on June 22, 1993. The Vatican accepted Bishop Boland's request for retirement on May 24, 2005. He currently serves as Bishop Emeritus of the diocese.

After reports indicated that the death rate of priests from AIDS is at least four times that of the general population, bishop Raymond Boland asserted that the AIDS deaths show that priests are human.

His brother, John Kevin Boland, was the Bishop of Savannah (Georgia)



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