Friday, March 17, 2017

HOLY SEE / CANADA : Pope Francis names new Bishop of Peterborough, Canada

Pope Francis has named Bishop Daniel Miehm as the new Bishop of Peterborough, Canada. 

Bishop Miehm has been serving as an auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Hamilton.


Bishop Daniel Miehm was born in 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario. After studies at St. Jerome's College, University of Waterloo and St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto, he was ordained to the Priesthood on May 6, 1989, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton. He was ordained Bishop at the Cathedral on May 7, 2013.

Bishop Miehm holds a Master's degree in Divinity from St. Augustine’s Seminary and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome.

Bishop Miehm has served as a Priest in the Diocese of Hamilton since his ordination in 1989.

During his ministry, he served as Associate Pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Stoney Creek and the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton and as Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Hamilton and St. Ann Parish in Ancaster. 

During this time, Bishop Miehm has also served as a member and representative on various Councils in the Diocese. From 1996 to 2012, he served as Judge and Defender of the Bond on the Toronto Regional Marriage Tribunal.

In June 2012, he was appointed Founding Pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Milton where he was serving at the time of his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton. Bishop Miehm is also Chaplain for the St. Thomas More Lawyers' Guild.

On 20 February 2013, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Hamilton by Pope Benedict XVI.

In the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Bishop Miehm serves on the Commission for Education; as well as Episcopal Liason for Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry.

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