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Encyclopedia > Hugh Charles Boyle

Hugh Charles Boyle (October 8, 187322 December 1950) was the 6th Roman Catholic Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...

Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he attended Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. As a 15-year-old seminarian, when he learned of the Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889, he walked the 35 miles to his home, only to discover that his father and seven of his siblings had been drowned. Only his mother and a baby brother survived. Her hair had been entangled on branch of a log, keeping her head above water. She was rescued 28 miles downstream from Johnstown. Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... Saint Vincent Seminary is the fourth oldest Roman Catholic seminary in the United States and is located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, forty miles southeast of Pittsburgh. ... Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Johnstown Flood disaster (or Great Flood of 1889 as it became known locally) occurred on May 31, 1889. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

Boyle was ordained a priest 2 July 1898. After several parish assignments, he became secretary to Pittsburgh Bishop J. F. Regis Canevin. In 1909 he became superintendent of the Pittsburgh Catholic Schools.

In June of 1921 Pope Benedict XV appointed him Bishop of Pittsburgh, after the resignation of Bishop Canevin. Benedict XV (Latin: ), born Giacomo della Chiesa (November 21, 1854 – January 22, 1922), reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from September 3, 1914 to January 22, 1922; he succeeded Pope Pius X (1903–14). ...

He died in 1950 in Pittsburgh and is buried in St. Mary Cemetery in the city's Lawrenceville neighborhood. One of the largest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville is located in the citys east end, and like many of Pittsburghs riverfront neighborhoods (Lawrenceville borders the Ohio River), it has an industrial past. ...


  • Glenn, Francis A. (1993). Shepherds of the Faith 1843-1993: A Brief History of the Bishops of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. ISBN none.
Preceded by:
J. F. Regis Canevin
Bishop of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by:
John Cardinal Dearden



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