Richard Challone

Born: Sep 21, 1691 AD
Died: 1781 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Bishops

1691 - Born on September 21 in fiercely Protestant Lewes, Sussex, England.


1716 - Brought up a Protestant, he became a Roman Catholic in his teens and was ordained.


1730 - He returned from Douai to England, where he was widely known for the number of conversions.


1738 - He was forced to leave England because he published an open reply to an anti-Catholic pamphlet by an Anglican.


1739 - He was appointed coadjutor of the vicar apostolic in London.


1741 - Consecrated titular bishop of Debra.


1765-1780 - A series of efforts were instigated to molest English Catholics, he was involved; in the Gordon riots (1780) he had to flee London for his life.


1781 - January 12, he died from a two days illness. He was not able to recover from the shock of the "Gordon Riots"

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