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Week of October 1, 2007
Mulhall succeeds Smith in Pembroke
- CCN photo by Deborah Gyapong
Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith lays hands on Pembroke's newly installed Bishop Michael Mulhall Sept. 21.
By DEBORAH GYAPONG
Canadian Catholic News
Abortion is one of the most pressing challenges facing the Church, says the new bishop of Pembroke.
"It's a difficulty that's unseen, it's a difficulty that's wreaking havoc in our spiritual lives, in our nation and throughout the world," Bishop Michael Mulhall told reporters following his Sept. 21 installation.
The 45-year-old new bishop is the successor to Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith in the mainly rural diocese straddling the Ontario-Quebec border.
Smith was one of the two dozen bishops from all parts of Canada who attended the installation.