Frederick Keating

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Frederick William Keating (13 June 1859 – 7 February 1928) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served first as Bishop of Northampton from 1908 to 1921, then Archbishop of Liverpool from 1921 to 1928.

Frederick William Keating
Bishop of Liverpool
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Bishop Frederick Keating
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed13 June 1921
Term ended7 February 1928
PredecessorThomas Whiteside
SuccessorRichard Downey
Ordination20 October 1882 (priest)
Consecration25 February 1908 -for Northhanpton
by Francis Bourne
Personal details
Born13 June 1859
Birmingham, England
Died7 February 1928 (aged 68)
DenominationRoman Catholic


Keating as Archbishop of Liverpool

Born in Birmingham on 13 June 1859, he was ordained to the priesthood at St Bernard's Catholic Seminary in Olton on 20 October 1882.[1] He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Northampton on 5 February 1908. His consecration to the Episcopate took place ar St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham on 25 February 1908; the principal consecrator was Cardinal Francis Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop George Burton of Clifton and Bishop Joseph Cowgill of Leeds.

Keating was translated to the Archdiocese of Liverpool as archbishop on 13 June 1921.[2] He supported the workers in the General Strike of 1926.[3]

He died in office on 7 February 1928, aged 68.[2]


  1. ^ Chris Larsen (1 April 2016). Catholic Bishops of Great Britain: A Reference to Roman Catholic Bishops from 1850 to 2015. Sacristy Press. p. 277. ISBN 978-1-910519-25-7.
  2. ^ a b "Archbishop Frederick William Keating". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  3. ^ Aspden, Kester (January 1, 2002). "Archbishop Frederick Keating and the Catholic Social Movement, 1908-1928". The Downside Review. 120 (418): 11–32. doi:10.1177/001258060212041802. S2CID 152108138.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Northampton
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Archbishop of Liverpool
Succeeded by