John Edgar McCafferty

Most Reverend
John E. McCafferty
Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester
Church Catholic Church
See Titular See of Tanudaia
Appointed January 5, 1968
In office March 14, 1968 - April 30, 1980
Ordination March 17, 1945
Consecration June 14, 1968
by Luigi Raimondi
Personal details
Born January 6, 1920
New York, New York
Died April 30, 1980(1980-04-30) (aged 60)
Rochester, New York

John Edgar McCafferty (January 6, 1920 – April 30, 1980) was a Bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rochester from 1968-1980.


Born in New York City, John McCafferty was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rochester on March 17, 1945.

On January 5, 1968 Pope Paul VI appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Tanudaia and Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester. He was consecrated bishop by Archbishop Luigi Raimondi, the Apostolic Delegate to the United States, on June 14, 1968. The principal co-consecrators were Rochester Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and Bishop Emeritus James E. Kearney.

McCafferty served as an auxiliary bishop until his death on April 30, 1980 at the age of 60.[1][2]


  1. "Bishop John Edgar McCafferty". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by

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