Michael Mulhall

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Michael Mulhall (born February 25, 1962) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the eighth and current Bishop of Pembroke.

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One of five children, Michael Mulhall was born in Peterborough, Ontario, to Vernon and Maureen (née Hickey) Mulhall. He attended Trent University, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985, and then furthered his studies in Rome at the Angelicum, earning a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1988. Ordained to the priesthood on July 21, 1989, he received a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Augustinianum in 1991 while following the formation program at the Pontifical North American College.

Mulhall did pastoral work in Hunstville from 1991 to 1994, whence he became an official of the Congregation for Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia. Returning to the Diocese of Peterborough in 2002, he served again briefly in Huntsville and then in Hastings. In 2003, he was also named Chancellor for Spiritual Affairs, and in 2004 as Vicar General of the Diocese.

On June 30, 2007, Mulhall was appointed the eighth Bishop of Pembroke by Pope Benedict XVI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following September 21 from Archbishop Luigi Ventura, with Archbishops Terrence Prendergast, S.J., and Bishop Nicola De Angelis, C.F.I.C. serving as co-consecrators, at St. Columbkille Cathedral. He selected as his episcopal motto: Fiduciam habemus apud Deum, meaning, "We have confidence before God."

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Preceded by
Richard William Smith
Bishop of Pembroke
2007–present
Succeeded by
incumbent