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Thursday, May 14

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Patrick McKinney new Bishop of Nottingham


(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Friday (May 14th) appointed Monsignor Patrick McKinney as the new Bishop of Nottingham in Britain. He is currently serving as parish priest of the Church of Our Lady and All Saints in Stourbridge in the Birmingham Archdiocese.  Monsignor McKinney was born in Birmingham on 30th April 1954 and grew up in the city. He began his studies for the priesthood at in St Mary’s College, Oscott in 1972, and was ordained to the priesthood on 29th July 1978.
After his Ordination he was appointed assistant priest in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Yardley Wood, Birmingham, and chaplain to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Kings Norton,  Birmingham.  Between 1982 and 1984, he was a student at the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, where he gained a Licence in Sacred Theology. Returning to the Archdiocese of Birmingham, he taught fundamental theology in St Mary’s College until 1989, when he was appointed Rector of St Mary’s College, a post he held for nine years, during which period he was also a lecturer in ecclesiology, the theology of the Church.

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