The Most Reverend John Myers has served as the Fifth Archbishop of Newark for the past eleven years. His responsibilities involve spiritual leadership of the more than 1.3 million Catholics of the Archdiocese, including all Catholic churches, institutions, and schools in Essex, Bergen, Union, and Hudson, the four … Read More
The Most Reverend John Myers has served as the Fifth Archbishop of Newark for the past eleven years. His responsibilities involve spiritual leadership of the more than 1.3 million Catholics of the Archdiocese, including all Catholic churches, institutions, and schools in Essex, Bergen, Union, and Hudson, the four northern New Jersey counties. Installed in October 2001 by His Holiness, Blessed Pope John Paul II, the Illinois-born Archbishop Myers has led the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark through many nationally significant events, including the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, which occurred shortly before his installation. During this time, Archbishop John Myers visited New York to assist recovery workers with the grief and sorrow they experienced, and officiated at many funeral services for victims of the attacks.
Myers also serves as the Ecclesiastical Superior of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a Roman Catholic mission sui iurius in the Caribbean. He holds memberships with several esteemed organizations, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Papal Foundation, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Foundation, the Episcopal Advisory Board of the Theology of the Body Institute, and the Pope Paul VI Institute. He is President of the Seton Hall University Board of Regents, as well as President of the Board of Trustees. Myers is a third-degree Knight of Columbus, a Knight Commander, Grand Cross, of the Sovereign Constantinian Order of the Martyr St. George, and a Knight Commander with the Star of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
The spiritual journey that led Archbishop John Myers to his current position involved several other esteemed Catholic leadership roles. From 1970 to 1971, he served the United States Catholic Conference within the Department of International Affairs. He held several administrative positions in the Diocese of Peoria, which later led to his appointment as the Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria in 1987, acceding to the See of Peoria in 1990. Read Less
2001-present, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Newark
1971-1987 Assistant Pastor, Holy Family Parish
1963 BA Loras College
1967 LST North American College
1977 JCD Catholic University of America
2003 JD Seton Hall University Law School
2007 DHL Mount St. Mary's University
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