Archbishop John Myers

A trained legal scholar, Archbishop John Myers has worked on a number of canon law projects throughout his career.

About Archbishop John Myers

As the leader of the Archdiocese of Newark's more than 1.5 million Catholics adherents, Archbishop John Myers, D.D., J.C.D., is a reverent and thoughtful church leader. Archbishop John Myers’ service to the Catholic Church rests on a strong educational foundation and deep commitment to the Catholic faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

After earning his bachelor of arts from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, he attended seminary at Rome’s North American College. During his studies there, he was ordained to the priesthood. He followed his ordination by earning his licentiate in sacred theology from Rome's Gregorian University.

Subsequently, Archbishop Myers returned to school, ultimately earning his doctorate of canon law from the Catholic University of America. He later received an honorary juris doctor from Seton Hall University Law School and doctor of humane letters from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Lorus College and St. Peter's University. Such a broad base of legal and theological study is strong recognition of his service to the Catholic Church and her people for more than 45 years.

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