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Patrick Pinder

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Patrick Christopher Pinder
Archbishop of Nassau
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed17 February 2004
Installed4 May 2004
PredecessorLawrence Aloysius Burke
Ordination15 August 1980
Consecration15 August 2003
by Lawrence Aloysius Burke
Personal details
Patrick Christopher Pinder

(1953-11-01) 1 November 1953 (age 70)
Previous post(s)Titular Bishop of Casae Calanae (2003-04)
Auxiliary Bishop of Nassau (2003-04)
President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (2011-17)
Alma materSaint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
Catholic University of Louvain
MottoOf one heart and mind
Coat of armsPatrick Christopher Pinder's coat of arms

The Most Reverend Patrick Christopher Pinder, STD, CMG, KCHS, (born November 1, 1953) is a Roman Catholic archbishop. He was installed as Archbishop of Nassau in the Bahamas on May 4, 2004.[1]


Pinder was born in Nassau and was baptized at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and grew up in Nassau. After graduating high school in 1971, he entered Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in the United States where he completed a degree in Philosophy in 1975. He later obtained his S.T.B./M.A degree in theology from Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in 1978.

He was ordained a Transitional Deacon on July 20, 1978 and ordained to the priesthood on August 15, 1980. He held various posts within the Archdiocese of Nassau including Moderator of the Curia, Vicar for Pastoral Affairs and Rector of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.[2]

Pinder received his Episcopal Ordination on June 27, 2003 and became Auxiliary Bishop of Nassau, a post he held for just 11 months before being installed as Archbishop on May 4, 2004.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Biography Most Reverend Patrick Christopher Pinder, S.T.D., C.M.G". Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Biography Most Reverend Patrick Christopher Pinder, S.T.D., C.M.G". Retrieved September 5, 2019.

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