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Daly, Cahal Brendan

Born: 1917 AD
Currently alive, at 104 years of age.
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Cardinal, Clergymen


1917 – Cahal Brendan Cardinal Daly was born on the 1st of October in Loughguile, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


Educated at St Patrick’s National School in Loughguile, and at St. Malachy’s College, Belfast, and Queen’s University of Belfast.


1941 – He was ordained a priest in June.


1944 – Studied philosophy and theology in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and received a Doctorate in Divinity.


1945-1946 – His first appointment was as Classics Master in St Malachy’s College, Belfast.


1946 – Appointed Lecturer in Scholastic Philosophy at Queen’s University, Belfast.


1953 – Received a Licentiate in Philosophy at the Institut Catholique de Paris, France.


1963-1967 – Became a Reader in Scholastic Philosophy at Queen’s.


1967 – He was appointed Bishop of The Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise.


1982 – Appointed Bishop of Down & Connor in succession to Bishop William Philbin.


1990-1996 – Appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland in Succession to Tomás Cardinal Ó Fiaich.


1991 – Created as Cardinal-Priest of S. Patrizio on 28th of June.


1996 – Cardinal Daly retired as Archbishop of Armagh on 1st of October, his 79th birthday.


Cardinal Daly’s motto, "Jesus Christ, yesterday and today" taken from the Epistle to the Hebrews (13.8).