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Desmond Connell

1926 - 2017

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Desmond Connell (24 March 1926 – 21 February 2017) was an Irish cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. He was an Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland. Cardinal Connell was one of a number of senior clergy to have been heavily criticised for inaction and for making misleading statements in connection with clerical sex abuse in Dublin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Desmond Connell has received more than 77,931 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Desmond Connell is the 2,508th most popular religious figure (down from 2,126th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 259th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Irish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Desmond Connell ranks 2,508 out of 2,238Before him are J. I. Packer, He Pingping, Charles Scicluna, Žydrūnas Savickas, Chris Gueffroy, and Alkmund of Derby. After him are George Grove, William Morgan, John Ogilvie, Thomas Cooray, William Dunbar, and Pope Celadion of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 1926, Desmond Connell ranks 430Before him are Raymond Gosling, Clive Donner, Bob Richards, André Testut, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Narinder Singh Kapany. After him are József Kovács, Bryan Forbes, Paul Burke, Lionel Jeffries, Darleane C. Hoffman, and Misael Escuti. Among people deceased in 2017, Desmond Connell ranks 480Before him are Isabelle Daniels, Bajram Rexhepi, Karel Schoeman, Ahmed Kathrada, Gilbert Stork, and Egon Günther. After him are John B. Anderson, Josef Augusta, Roberta Peters, Niels Helveg Petersen, Luis Garisto, and Marc Baecke.

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Among people born in Ireland, Desmond Connell ranks 303 out of 501Before him are Caoimhín Kelleher (1998), Jack Gleeson (1992), Colum McCann (1965), Charlie McGettigan (1950), Joshua Pim (1869), and William Hobson (1792). After him are Barry Keoghan (1992), Richard Mulcahy (1886), Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), Niall Horan (1993), Frances Power Cobbe (1822), and George Salmon (1819).


Among religious figures born in Ireland, Desmond Connell ranks 21Before him are Finnian of Clonard (470), Aidan of Lindisfarne (600), William Quan Judge (1851), Violet Gibson (1876), Oliver Plunkett (1625), and Ciarán of Clonmacnoise (516). After him are Geoffrey Keating (1569) and Seán Brady (1939).