On October 20, 1969 Msgr. George Lynch was appointed Titular Bishop of Satafi and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh. He was consecrated on January 6, 1970 and retired in 1985. Prior to his consecration as bishop, he served as pastor of St. Lawrence Church (now Basilica) in Asheville from 1963-1967. This New York native, who heroically participated in the Pro-life cause, fell asleep in the Lord in 2003. May his memory be eternal!