Peter Leo Gerety

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Peter Leo Gerety

Peter Leo Gerety (July 19, 1912 – September 20, 2016) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Newark from 1974 to 1986, having previously served as Bishop of Portland (1969–74).[1] At age 104, he was the oldest living Catholic bishop in the United States[2] and the oldest living Catholic archbishop in the world until his death in 2016.[3]

He died in Totowa, New Jersey, on September 20, 2016, and was the world's oldest living Catholic bishop at the time.[4][5]

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  1. "Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety". Catholic-Hierarchy.org.
  2. Miele, Ward (2009-06-10). "Archbishop Gerety Marks Seven Decades in Priesthood". The Catholic Advocate.
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  5. "World's Oldest Catholic Bishop Dies Age 104". Yahoo.com. Reuters. September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.