Michael Campbell (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Michael Campbell
OSA
Bishop of Lancaster
Province Liverpool
Diocese Lancaster
See Lancaster
Appointed 12 February 2008
Installed 1 May 2009
Predecessor Patrick O’Donoghue
Other posts Coadjutor bishop (2008-2009)
Orders
Ordination 16 September 1971
Consecration 31 March 2008
by Patrick O’Donoghue
Personal details
Born (1941-10-02) 2 October 1941 (age 75)
Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic
Motto Ecce nova facio omnia
Coat of arms

Michael Gregory Campbell OSA (born 2 October 1941) is a British Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and currently serves as the Bishop of Lancaster in England.

Life[edit]

Campbell was born in Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland, in 1941 and entered the Order of St. Augustine around 1960. He was educated at University College, Dublin (BA) and King's College London (MA Biblical Studies). He professed solemn religious vows as a full and permanent member of the Order on 17 September 1966.[1] He was ordained as a Catholic priest at the chapel of Austin Friars School in the City of Carlisle on 16 September 1971.[2]

In 2008, Campbell was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the coadjutor bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster. He was consecrated by Patrick O'Donoghue, Bishop of Lancaster. He succeeded O'Donoghue on 1 May 2009.

On his 75th birthday in October 2016, in accordance with the Catholic Church's guidelines, Campbell submitted his resignation to the Vatican which was accepted by Pope Francis. Campbell has stated he will stay in office until a successor is appointed.

Works[edit]

  • A Shoot from the Stock of Jesse (2006)
  • Mary, Woman of Prayer (2007)
  • A Time to Seek the Lord (2008)
  • The Greatest of These is Love (2008)
  • The Way of the Cross with Saint Paul (2009)
  • You will be My Witnesses (2011)

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Patrick O'Donoghue
Bishop of Lancaster
2009–present
Incumbent