Saint Richard of Chichester | Saint of the Day
Saint Richard of Chichester, original name Richard Wyche, De Wych, or De Wicio, (born c. 1198, Droitwich, Worcestershire, Eng.—died April 3, 1253, Dover, Kent; canonized Jan. 28, 1262; feast day April 3), bishop of Chichester, who championed the ideals of St. Edmund of Abingdon.
Saint Richard of Chichester, original name Richard Wyche, De Wych, or De Wicio, (born c. 1198,, , Eng.—died April 3, 1253, , Kent; canonized Jan. 28, 1262; feast day April 3), of , who championed the ideals of .
After becoming an M.A. of Oxford, Richard studiedat Paris and perhaps at Bologna and later became chancellor of Oxford. From 1236 to 1240 he was chancellor to Edmund of Abingdon, . After Edmund’s death, Richard studied theology at the Dominican school at , where he was ordained priest.
His election as bishop of Chichester (1244) gained him theof the crown, because the earlier election of Robert Passelewe, candidate, had been quashed. After Richard’s consecration by Pope at Lyon (March 5, 1245), Henry, who had forcibly prevented Richard from entering Chichester, allowed him to take possession of his see and to receive income from diocesan real estate.
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