Paul Mulla

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

Biography[edit]

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.

Presbytariate[edit]

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.

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