Obituary: Right Reverend Vincent Malone

The University is saddened to learn of the passing of former Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Liverpool, Vincent Malone, who was also a former Chaplain at the University of Liverpool.

Right Reverend Malone passed away on Thursday, 18 May, aged 88.

Vincent was trained for priesthood at St Joseph’s College in Liverpool before he was ordained as a priest at St Oswald’s Church in 1955.

He became a chaplain at the University of Liverpool after spending a number of years teaching at Cardinal Allen Grammar School.

In 1979 he became the administrator of the Metropolitan Cathedral. On May 13, 1989 he was made the Titular Bishop of Abora and the Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool.

The Right Reverend led an improvised outdoor Mass, on the piazza of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on the day after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Vincent resigned from his post as Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Liverpool in 2006. He was a member of the Friends of the University for many years and regularly attended events, including graduation ceremonies.

The current Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, paid his respects to Bishop Vincent: “Giving thanks to God for the life of RC Bishop Vincent Malone, auxiliary-emeritus of Liverpool, who has died. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.”