Leonard Boyle, New Zealand Roman Catholic prelate, Died at 85


Leonard Anthony Boyle was born on November 30, 1930, in Nightcaps, Southland, New Zealand and died on June 1, 2016.

He was a New Zealand bishop.

Boyle was the fifth Catholic Bishop of Dunedin from 1983 to 2005.

Lenord was educated at Sisters of Mercy convent schools in Nightcaps and Winton.

Boyle received his secondary education at St Kevin’s College, Oamaru, before training for ordination at Holy Name Seminary in Christchurch and Holy Cross College in Mosgiel.

Leonard Boyle was ordained as a priest in Winton on June 30, 1961.

Leonard Boyle held appointments as curate at St Patrick’s Basilica, South Dunedin (1961–1964) (where he encouraged the novena devotions[1]) and Georgetown, Invercargill (1964–1970).

Leonard Boyle was named priest in South Dunedin (1970–1972) and at St. Mary’s Basilica, Invercargill (1972–1983).

Leonard Boyle was appointed coadjutor bishop for the Dunedin diocese on January 27, 1983, and was ordained as a bishop at Dunedin’s town hall on 3 May 1983.

Bishop Boyle succeeded to the see on the death of his predecessor, John Kavanagh, on July 10, 1985.

He retired on May 24, 2004.

Leonard Boyle was succeeded by Colin Campbell.

Leonard Boyle passed away at 88 yrs old.