John Murphy Farley

Cardinal Farley John Murphy ( born April 20, 1842 in Newton Hamilton, Ireland, † September 17, 1918 in Mamaroneck, New York) was Archbishop of New York.


John Murphy Farley received his theological and philosophical education in Monaghan, New York and Rome. He received on 11 June 1870, the sacrament of Holy Orders, and then worked as Deputy Rector Church in New Brighton, Staten Iceland. From 1872 to 1884 he was the personal secretary of the Archbishop of New York, to the conclave in Rome he accompanied in 1878, but where they arrived only after the election of a new pope. In 1884 he was parish priest in New York, from 1891 to 1902 led John Murphy Farley as Vicar General of the administration of the Archdiocese of New York. In 1892 he received the title of Pontifical domestic prelates, 1894 an apostolic protonotary.

On November 18, 1895, he was named Pope Leo XIII. Titular Bishop of Zeugma in Syria and Auxiliary Bishop of New York. The bishop He was ordained by Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan, on 21 December of the same year. Co-consecrators were the Bishop of Brooklyn, Charles Edward McDonnell, and the Bishop of Ogdensburg, Henry Gabriel. On September 15, 1902 Farley was appointed Archbishop of New York. Pope Pius X took him on 27 November 1911 as cardinal priest with the titular church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in the College of Cardinals. John Murphy Farley participated in the conclave of 1914. He died on September 17, 1918 in Mamaroneck and was buried in the Cathedral of New York.


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