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Resignations and Appointments, 10.03.2017

Appointment of bishop of Peterborough, Canada

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Peterborough, Canada, Msgr. Daniel Miehm, titular bishop of Gor and auxiliary of Hamilton, Ontario.

Msgr. Daniel Joseph Miehm

Msgr. Daniel Joseph Miehm was born in Kitchener on 27 August 1960. After his primary studies at the St. Leo School in Kitchener, he completed his secondary studies at the St. Jerome’s High School. He then enrolled in philosophy courses at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario, and subsequently courses of theology at the St. Augustine Seminary, Toronto. From 1994 to 1996 he studied in Rome, obtaining a licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

He was ordained a priest on 6 May 1989 for the diocese of Hamilton.

After ordination he was appointed vicar of the “St. Francis Xavier” parish of Stoney Creek (1989-1992) and subsequently of the Christ the King Cathedral, Hamilton ((1992-1994). Upon returning to Hamilton following his studies in Rome, he held the following offices: vicar of the Christ the King Cathedral, defender of the bond in the ecclesiastical tribunal of Hamilton, pastor of the “Our Lady of Lourdes” parish in Hamilton (1998-2004) and of the “St. Ann” parish in Ancaster (2004-2012). In 2012 he assumed the role of pastor of the new “St. Benedict” parish in Milton and spiritual assistant of the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild.

On February 2013, the Holy Father appointed him as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Hamilton, assigning him the titular see of Gor.

In the Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Ontario, Msgr. Miehm works in the Commission for Education. He is also the liaison bishop for the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministries.