Kevin Farrell

Catholic cardinal

Kevin Joseph Farrell KGCHS (born September 2, 1947) is an Irish-American prelate and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was a former member of the Legion of Christ.

Kevin Joseph Farrell
Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life
Bishop Farrell in 2007.jpg
Farrell in 2007
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
AppointedAugust 15, 2016
Other posts
OrdinationDecember 24, 1978
by Eduardo Francisco Pironio
ConsecrationFebruary 11, 2002
by Theodore Edgar McCarrick
Created cardinalNovember 19, 2016
by Pope Francis
RankCardinal deacon
Personal details
Birth nameKevin Joseph Farrell
Born (1947-09-02) September 2, 1947 (age 75)
Dublin, Ireland
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MottoState in fide
('Stand firm in the faith')

Farrell was the seventh Bishop of Dallas, as well as the chancellor of the University of Dallas.

On September 1, 2016, he became the prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. He was created a cardinal on November 19, 2016, by Pope Francis.[1]


  1. "What Did The Cardinals Know?". The American Conservative. Retrieved 2018-07-29.