Paul Gallagher (bishop)
|The Most Reverend
|Secretary for Relations with States|
|Appointed||8 November 2014|
|Other posts||Titular Archbishop of Hodlem (2004-)|
|Ordination||31 July 1977
by Derek John Harford Worlock
|Consecration||13 March 2004
by Angelo Sodano
|Birth name||Paul Richard Gallagher|
23 January 1954 |
|Nationality||British (with Vatican citizenship)|
|Motto||In omnibus caritas ("In all things love")|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Grace|
He was born in Liverpool, England, and was educated at St. Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton. Ordained by Archbishop Derek Worlock on 31 July 1977 for the Archdiocese of Liverpool, he served in Fazakerley, before taking courses at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. He later earned a doctorate in canon law, becoming a member of the Holy See's diplomatic service on 1 May 1984.
Episcopate and career
He held posts in Tanzania, Uruguay, the Philippines, the Vatican Secretariat of State and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. He was appointed Counselor, First Class, on 1 May 1997, when working at the Nunciature in Burundi. He worked in its Second Section, from 1995 to 2000 at the same time as the present Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin.
He was appointed nuncio to Guatemala in 2009. Ruth Gledhill, the religious affairs correspondent of the London Times, mentioned him as a possible candidate for the position of Archbishop of Westminster in succession to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor,. However, the successor, announced on 3 April 2009, was Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
Media related to Paul Richard Gallagher at Wikimedia Commons
- "Edward Pentin, "Cardinal Burke to Malta, Mamberti to Apostolic Signatura", 8 November 2014". National Catholic Register.
- "The Interview: The Apostolic Nuncio". ABC News (Australia). 4 May 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- Burundi Rebels Launch New Attacks on Capital by VOA News, 23 April 2008
- Archbishop Gallagher to Guatemala, Father Timothy Finnegan
- Pope may impose his man as English Catholic leader, Ruth Gledhill, The Times, 21 March 2009
- "Archbishop Gallagher: A priest and a diplomat". Vatican Radio.
|Catholic Church titles|
Thomas Ludger Dupré
|— TITULAR —
Archbishop of Hodelm
22 January 2004–present
|Apostolic Nuncio to Burundi
22 January 2004–19 February 2009
|Apostolic Nuncio to Guatemala
19 February 2009–11 December 2012
|Apostolic Nuncio to Australia
11 December 2012–8 November 2014
Adolfo Tito Yllana
|Secretary for Relations with States
8 November 2014–present