Emilio Allué

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Emilio Simeon Allué Carcasona, SDB (18 February 1935 – 26 April 2020) was a Spanish American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston until his retirement in 2010.

Emilio Allué

Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston
Titular Bishop of Croae
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed24 July 1996
Installed17 September 1996
Term ended30 June 2010
Other postsTitular Bishop of Croae
Ordination22 December 1966
Consecration17 September 1996
by Bernard Francis Law
Theodore Edgar McCarrick
Robert Joseph Banks
Personal details
Birth nameEmilio Simeon Allué Carcasona
Born(1935-02-18)18 February 1935
Huesca, Aragon, Spain
Died26 April 2020(2020-04-26) (aged 85)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
EducationDon Bosco College
Salesian Pontifical University(STL)
Fordham University(PhD)
MottoDa mihi animas
"Give me souls"
Styles of
Emilio Simeon Allué Carcasona
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Life and ministryEdit

Born in Huesca, Spain, on 18 February 1935, Emilio Allué made his profession as a Salesian in 1962 and attended Don Bosco College in Newton, New Jersey.[1] He then furthered his studies at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, where he was ordained to the priesthood on 22 December 1966.[2]

He earned a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Salesian University in 1967, and was director of the Salesian Seminary in Goshen, New York, from 1972 to 1975. He received a Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from Fordham University in 1981, and later served as parish vicar for Hispanic ministry at Mary Help of Christians Church in New York.[1]

On 24 July 1996, Allué was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and Titular Bishop of Croae by Pope John Paul II.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on the following 17 September from Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, with Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and Bishop Robert Banks serving as co-consecrators.[2]

As an auxiliary, Allué served as regional bishop of the Merrimack Pastoral Region and episcopal vicar for the Hispanic apostolate.[3]

In 2002, Allué was named in a sexual abuse lawsuit claiming that he ignored credible allegations of abuse by priests during his tenure in 1972 as director of a junior seminary in Goshen, New York. One allegation involved his efforts to expel a student rather than confront the alleged abuser.[4]

Allué died on 26 April 2020 after contracting COVID-19.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS". Christus Rex. 24 July 1996.
  2. ^ a b c "Bishop Emilio Simeon Alluè, S.D.B." Catholic-Hierarchy.org.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Until his retirement on 30 June 2010."Most Reverend Emilio S. Allué, SDB, DD". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.
  4. ^ https://archive.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/print3/112202_allue.htm
  5. ^ "Bishop Emilio Allué, retired auxiliary bishop of Boston, dies". www.thebostonpilot.com. Retrieved 27 April 2020.

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Episcopal successionEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Succeeded by