Appointment of Bishop Daniel Miehm, Bishop of Peterborough
Today His Excellency, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, announced that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. He will be installed as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough on April 19, 2017.
Bishop Daniel Miehm was born on August 27, 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.
Bishop Miehm holds a Master of Divinity degree from St. Augustine’s Seminary and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the University of San Tomasso (Angelicum) in Rome.
Following his Priestly Ordination in 1989, Bishop Miehm served as Associate Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Stoney Creek and of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Hamilton. Upon completing his Canon Law degree, Bishop Miehm spent several years serving the Toronto Regional Marriage Tribunal. He was Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Hamilton and of St. Ann Parish, Ancaster. In June 2012, he was appointed Founding Pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Milton. Bishop Miehm also served as member and representative on various Councils in the Diocese of Hamilton as well as Chaplain for the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild.
His Excellency was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Hamilton on May 7, 2013. He was Moderator of the Pastoral Offices and had oversight of the Permanent Deacons in the Diocese. On a national level, he serves as the Liaison to the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry. Bishop Miehm also co-chairs the Hindu-Catholic Dialogue, one of several inter-religious dialogues sponsored by the Canadian Bishops.
His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, issued a brief statement following the announcement:
“Bishop Daniel Miehm served the Diocese of Hamilton diligently as Auxiliary Bishop for the past four years. We are grateful for his years of service and we are sorry to lose him. He will be an excellent Bishop for the Diocese of Peterborough. We wish him well.”