Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: RICHARD VERCOE POPE was an Englishman and one of the younger brothers of Dr. G. U. Pope. He was a graduate of London University, and was ordained deacon by the Bishop of London in 1852. He went out to Madras in that year, studied at Sullivan's Gardens and worked under the S.P.G. at Trichinopoly and other places till 1858, when he joined the Church of Rome. He was ordained priest by the Bishop of Madras in 1854, and on that occasion Dr. G. U. Pope preached the ordination sermon. Subsequently he became Head Master of the Oratory School at Edgbaston.