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Thomas Joseph Power

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Installed  May 8, 1870
Name  Thomas Power
Term ended  December 4, 1893
Profession  Priest, Bishop
Ordination  June 10, 1854
Denomination  Catholic
Predecessor  John T. Mullock
Nationality  Irish
Successor  Michael Francis Howley

Born  December 10, 1830 near New Ross, Ireland (1830-12-10)
Died  December 4, 1893, St. John's, Canada
Alma mater  St. Patrick's, Carlow College, Pontifical Irish College

[Wikipedia] Thomas Joseph Power


Bishop Thomas Joseph Power BA (Lon) MA (Lon) (1830–1893) was an Irish Roman Catholic Bishop. He was born near New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland, on 10 December 1830 to Martin Power, a publican, and Catherine Sutton. He attended St. Patrick's Tullow, Co. Carlow, and then Carlow College (1843-1853). At the time Carlow students could sit exams for degrees from the University of London and he was awarded a BA in 1850. He went on to study for a MA. He completed his studies in the Irish College in Rome (1853-1855) and was ordained a priest there by Archbishop Paul Cullen, and returned to Dublin to serve. From 1859 to 1870 he served as President of Clonliffe College.

In 1870 in Rome again this time by Cardinal Cullen he was ordained the 6th Bishop of St. Johns, Newfoundland. In Newfoundland he was responsible for many developments such as the building of St. Patrick's Church, bringing the Irish Christian Brothers and the setting up of orphanages.

He died in St. John's on 4 December 1893 and was succeeded by Bishop Michael Francis Howley.

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Thomas Joseph Power Wikipedia


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