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Saint Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions (S.P.S.)

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Also known as: St. Patrick’s Gesellschaft für auswärtige Missionen (Deutsch) / Società di San Patrizio per le Missioni Estere (Italiano) / Societas Sancti Patritii pro Missionibus ad Exteros (latine)

Type: Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 22 houses, 344 members (270 priests) (2016)

Address: St. Patrick's, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Phone: (508) 73.600

Website: Link

History

Churches


Superiors

Superior General:IrelandFr. Victor Dunne, S.P.S.Fr. Victor Dunne, S.P.S. (2014.06.20 – ...)
Superior General:IrelandFr. Seamus O’Neill, S.P.S. (? – 2014.06.20)
Founder:NigeriaMsgr. Patrick Joseph Whitney, S.P.S. (1932.03.17)

Living Bishops (1 Archbishop, 4 Bishops)

NigeriaArchbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69)Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)

BrazilBishop Derek John Christopher Byrne, S.P.S. (70)Bishop Derek John Christopher Byrne, S.P.S. (70), Bishop of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga (Brazil)

KenyaBishop Maurice Anthony Crowley, S.P.S. (72)Bishop Maurice Anthony Crowley, S.P.S. (72), Bishop of Kitale (Kenya)

IrelandBishop John Magee, S.P.S. (82)Bishop John Magee, S.P.S. (82), Bishop emeritus of Cloyne (Ireland)

MalawiBishop John Alphonsus Ryan, S.P.S. (66)Bishop John Alphonsus Ryan, S.P.S. (66), Bishop of Mzuzu (Malawi)


Deceased Bishops (6 Bishops)

2010: NigeriaBishop Edmund Joseph Fitzgibbon, S.P.S., Bishop emeritus of Warri (Nigeria)

2004: KenyaBishop John Christopher Mahon, S.P.S., Bishop emeritus of Lodwar (Kenya)

2002: KenyaBishop William Dunne, S.P.S., Bishop emeritus of Kitui (Kenya)

1988: NigeriaBishop Thomas McGettrick, S.P.S., Bishop emeritus of Abakaliki (Nigeria)

1985: NigeriaBishop James Moynagh, S.P.S., Bishop emeritus of Calabar (Nigeria)

1975: KenyaBishop Joseph Brendan Houlihan, S.P.S., Bishop emeritus of Eldoret (Kenya)

Other Former Prelates (1)

>1971: KenyaFr. Denis Newman, S.P.S., Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Nakuru (Kenya)


as of 2019.01.02

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