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Pope Francis appoints new Bishop for Duluth, USA

Pope Francis appoints Father Michel Mulloy, a priest of the diocese of Rapid City, as the new Bishop of Duluth, Minnesota.

By Vatican News

The Holy Father on Friday appointed Father Michel Mulloy as the new Bishop of Duluth (Minnesota), USA. 

Father Mulloy has been serving as the Diocesan Administrator of Rapid City (South Dakota) since 2019.


Bishop-elect Mulloy was born on 20 May, 1954 in Mobridge, South Dakota and was ordained to the priesthood on 8 June, 1979 for the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

Father Mulloy attended Beadle and Freeman Davis Primary School in Mobridge and Mobridge High School and O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Humanities from Saint Mary’s University in Winona (Minnesota) and completed his theology studies at Saint Paul Seminary in Saint Paul (Minnesota).

His assignments after ordination include: Priest Fidei Donum in the Diocese of Rapid City, Pastoral Vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral (1979 – 1981), and of Christ the King Parish in Sioux Falls (1981-1983), and Administrator of Saint Joseph Parish in Faith (1983).

After his incardination in the Rapid City Diocese, he was pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Faith (1986-1989), St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Sturgis (1989-1992), Blessed Sacrament Parish in Rapid City (1996-2004) and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral (2004-2016). He also served Parish Priest of Saint Bernard Parish in McLaughlin, Assumption Parish in Kenel, Saint Aloysius Parish in Bullhead and Saint Bede Parish in Wakpala (2016-2017).

Father Mulloy has also served as the Director of the Diocesan Vocations Office, Diocesan Office of Worship, Member of the College of Consultors, Vicar for the Clergy and Vicar General. 

19 June 2020, 12:00