Peter John Byrne

His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Peter John Byrne
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
Titular Bishop of Cluain Iraird
Church Catholic Church
Archdiocese New York
Appointed June 14, 2014
Installed August 4, 2014
Other posts Titular Bishop of Cluain Iraird
Ordination December 1, 1984
by John Joseph O'Connor
Consecration August 4, 2014
by Timothy M. Dolan, Gerald Thomas Walsh, and Dominick John Lagonegro
Personal details
Born (1951-07-24) July 24, 1951
Manhattan, New York
Styles of
Peter John Byrne
Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Peter John Byrne (born July 24, 1951) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church, who currently serves as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York


Byrne was born on Manhattan and was educated at Immaculate Conception School and Cardinal Hayes High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Fordham University and studied for the priesthood at St. Joseph's Seminary in Dunwoodie. Byrne was ordained a priest by Cardinal John O'Connor on December 1, 1984.[1] His pastoral assignments included parochial vicar at St. Teresa of Avila parish, Sleepy Hollow from 1984 to 1992, administrator of St. Thomas Aquinas in the Bronx from 1992 to 1994 and administrator at St. John the Baptist de La Salle parish in 1995. He then served as pastor at Immaculate Conception parish on Staten Island 1995 to 2013 and St. Elizabeth’s parish in Washington Heights, Manhattan from 2013 to 2014.[2]

Byrne was named the Titular Bishop of Cluain Iraird and Auxiliary Bishop of New York by Pope Francis on June 14, 2014. He was consecrated a bishop by Cardinal Timothy Dolan in St. Patrick's Cathedral on August 4, 2014. New York auxiliary bishops Gerald Thomas Walsh and Dominick John Lagonegro were the co-consecrators. Bishop Byrne's crosier was used by the late Cardinal Patrick Hayes who had served as New York's archbishop.[2]


  1. "Bishop Peter John Byrne". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  2. 1 2 John Woods (2014-07-24). "Ordination of Three Auxiliary Bishops". Catholic New York. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
Succeeded by

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