John Joseph Scanlan
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John Joseph Scanlan
The Most Reverend

John Joseph Scanlan
Bishop of Honolulu
ChurchRoman Catholic
Appointed6 March 1968
In office1968-1981
PredecessorJames Joseph Sweeney
SuccessorJoseph Anthony Ferrario
Ordination22 June 1930
Consecration21 September 1954
by John Joseph Mitty
Personal details
Born(1906-05-24)May 24, 1906
Inniscarra, County Cork, Ireland
DiedJanuary 31, 1997(1997-01-31) (aged 90)
California, United States
Memorial stone above the crypt of Msgr. Scanlan in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu

John Joseph Scanlan (May 24, 1906 - January 31, 1997) was the second Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu in the United States.

Born in Iniscarra in County Cork, Ireland, Scanlan trained at All Hallows College, Dublin and was ordained a priest on June 22, 1930 for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.[]

On July 8, 1954, Scanlan was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Honolulu and Titular Bishop of Cenae. On September 21 of that year, Scanlan's episcopal consecration took place. On November 10, 1967, Scanlan was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Honolulu and took charge of the administration of the diocese.

On March 6, 1968, he was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu. On June 30, 1981, Scanlan retired but continued to be active as Bishop Emeritus. He died in California[] on January 31, 1997 and was buried in the crypt at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace alongside the remains of missionary Bishop Louis Maigret.[]


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