Paul Mulla

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Paul Mulla (1882-1959) (formerly Mollazade Mehmed Ali) was a Turkish Cretan Catholic prelate.


After having been a fervent Muslim in his youth, had converted to the Catholic Church and was baptised in 1905, to the great sorrow of his father İbrahim Pertev. He died in 1959.


He was ordained priest in 1913. He was a disciple, and then the godson, of Maurice Blondel. He was the priest entrusted by the Pope Pius XI with the undertaking of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.[1] He wrote a book on his spiritual journey. He was promoted to Monsignore.