James Clifford Timlin

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James Clifford Timlin (born August 5, 1927 in Scranton ) is former Bishop of Scranton .


Martin John O'Connor , president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications , ordained him priestly for the Diocese of Scranton on July 16, 1951 .

Pope Paul VI appointed him on July 26, 1976 titular bishop of Gunugus and auxiliary bishop in Scranton. The Bishop of Scranton, Joseph Carroll McCormick , donated the bishop to him on September 21 of that year ; Co- consecrators were John Raphael Quinn , Archbishop of Oklahoma City , and Stanley Joseph Ott , Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans .

On April 24, 1984, he was appointed Diocesan Bishop of Scranton.

In 1999 Timlin incardinated the priest Carlos Urrutigoity , who had been expelled from the Schismatic Society of St. Pius X. He was charged with sexual abuse of a young person in 2002 and suspended in 2005 ; a compensation payment from the diocese of US $ 450,000 to the priest's victim saved the priest from criminal conviction.

On July 25, 2003, Pope John Paul II accepted Timlin's age-related resignation.

Individual evidence

  1. Mayra Rivarola: Millonaria indemnización salvó a Urrutigoity, acusado de pedofilia , p. 1. ABC of June 8, 2014

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predecessor Office successor
John Joseph O'Connor Bishop of Scranton
Joseph Francis Martino