Martin William Currie
Martin William Currie (born December 11, 1943) is a Roman Catholic prelate. He is currently serving as the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's, Newfoundland. Until March 1, 2011, when Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation as Bishop there, he was the Bishop of Grand Falls.
Martin William Currie
|Born||December 11, 1943|
Marinette, Nova Scotia, Canada
After studying at St. Francis Xavier University and at Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax (now part of Atlantic School of Theology), Currie was ordained priest in 1968. For the next 30 years, Martin Currie served the church in a variety of functions. From 1975 to 1980, he was a missionary and parish priest in Chiclayo, Peru. In 1992, he became vicar general of the Archdiocese of Halifax. In 1998, he was diocesan administrator of the Archdiocese.
In 2001 Martin William Currie became a bishop: He was first appointed to the See of Grand Falls. From September 2006 to May 2007 he served concurrently as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Saint John, New Brunswick. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of St. John's in October 2007. He was installed in his Archdiocese on November 30, 2007 and received the pallium of metropolitan bishops on June 29, 2008. In spite of his new and higher office, Archbishop Curie continued to exercise his functions as Bishop of Grand Falls until his retirement as Bishop there on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, when Auxiliary Bishop (assistant bishop) Robert Anthony Daniels of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada, was selected by the Pope to take his place there.
The motto in Archbishop Currie's Coat of Arms is "Dominus fortitudo sperantium" - "... those who hope in the Lord will have their strength renewed ...". (Isaiah 40:31).
- Biography of Archbishop Currie at the website of the Archdiocese of St. John's[permanent dead link]
- Biography at the website of the Diocese of Grand Falls
- Archbishop Currie at catholic-hierarchy.org
|Catholic Church titles|
Joseph Faber MacDonald
| Bishop of Grand Falls
Robert Anthony Daniels
| Archbishop of St. John's
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