Declan Ronan Lang

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Declan Ronan Lang (born April 15, 1950 in Cowes , Isle of Wight ) is a Roman Catholic bishop of the Clifton diocese in England .


The son of a doctor studied Catholic theology in goods and history in London . On June 7, 1975, Declan Ronan Lang received the sacrament of ordination and then worked for four years as a vicar and school chaplain in Portsmouth .

From 1979 to 1983 he was personal secretary to the Bishop of Portsmouth. During this time, he also took on tasks in the diocese's youth commission and supervised several pilgrimages to the French pilgrimage site of Lourdes . From 1983 Lang coordinated the organization and development of church adult education in the Diocese of Portsmouth, in 1990 he was appointed to the administration of the diocese and was responsible for the affairs of the cathedral . In 1996 he was transferred to Abingdon as one of the vicars general of the diocese .

Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Clifton on February 27, 2001. The episcopal ordination received long on 28 March 2001 by his predecessor, Bishop Mervyn Alban Alexander .

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