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Richard Challone

Born: 1691 AD
Died: 1781 AD
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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"