It was with great sadness that the Diocese of Menevia announced the death of Bishop Daniel Mullins the 1st Bishop of the newly reconstituted Diocese of Menevia who died on 01 November 2019.
May this good servant of God and the Church rest in peace and receive the reward of his labours. Bishop Mullins was passionate about the faith, culture and ancient language of the people of Wales. Having become a fluent Welsh speaker himself, he became a champion of all things Welsh and was himself an icon of the bond between the Celtic nations of this land.
Bishop Mullins was born in Kilfinane, County Limerick, Ireland on the 10th July 1929. He was the son of Timothy and Mary and brother of Canon Eddie Joe, and the late Bernie, Eileen and Tadhg.
He was educated in Mount Mellery, Waterford, St. Mary’s College, Aberystwyth & Cardiff University where he gained a double First-class BA honours degree in Welsh. He studied for the priesthood at
St. Mary’s College, Oscott in Birmingham and was ordained priest on 12 April 1953. He served in many parishes as a Priest in the Archdiocese of Cardiff.
On the 5thof February 1970 He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cardiff and Titular Bishop of Sidnacestre. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 1 April 1970, the principal consecrator was Archbishop John Murphy of Cardiff, and the principal co-consecrators were Archbishop George Dwyer of Birmingham and Bishop John Petit of Menevia.
He was appointed the 1st Bishop of the newly reconstituted Diocese of Menevia on 12 February 1987. He resigned due to ill-health on 12 June 2001 and assumed the title Bishop Emeritus of Menevia.
The bishops emeriti, clergy, religious sisters and faithful of Menevia offer their condolences and prayers to the family of Bishop Mullins.
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that the soul of your departed servant Bishop Daniel Mullins,
to whom you committed care of your family,
may, with the manifold fruit of his labours,
enter into the eternal gladness of his Lord.
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.
Requiescat in Pace