Paul Hannon, R.I.P.

Father Terry Madden, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Great Britain,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Paul Hannon

on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Little Ealing – London (Great Britain)
at the age of 71 years, of which 28 years of missionary life
in Sudan, Italy, Kenya and Great-Britain.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

Download here the announcement of Fr. Paul Hannon’s Death

Milestones in the life of Father Paul Hannon

Paul was born on November 6, 1947 in South Shields, in the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, Great Britain. He was accepted into the novitiate of the Missionaries of Africa on September 6, 1987 in Fribourg (Switzerland), then continued his theological formation in Toulouse (France) where he took his missionary oath on December 15, 1990. He was ordained the following year, on July 6, in Newcastle (Great Britain).


22/05/1991 Nommé Sudan
01/07/1993 Nommé Etudes Pisai M.G.Roma Italia
15/06/1995 Nommé Sudan PE.95/7 Sudan
01/09/1995 Vicaire New Halfa Sudan
10/06/1997 Acting Prov.Secret. London,Stormont Rd. Great Britain
01/07/1998 Nommé MG. (P.E.98/6) Italia
01/09/1999 Professeur Roma,PISAI Italia
27/06/2000 Directeur Etudes Roma,PISAI Italia
06/05/2003 Nommé Khartoum,Haji Yusif Sudan
09/05/2003 Nommé (PE 06/03) Sudan
01/08/2005 SFC + Lecturer Nairobi,SFC Kenya
30/06/2008 Curate Khartoum, Sudan
15/09/2008 Elu Conseiller Sudan
09/03/2010 Session Retreat Jérusalem Israël
08/09/2010 Del.Sup. of GB London Great Britain
01/11/2010 Nommé PEP (PE 10/10) Great Britain
01/07/2014 Nommé PISAI PE 7/14 Roma Italia
01/09/2014 Professeur Roma Italia
01/01/2016 Ministère Khartoum Sudan
01/07/2016 Nommé EAP (PE 7/16) Khartoum Sudan
01/09/2016 Curate + Bursar Khartoum Sudan
01/10/2017 Provincial Secretary Nairobi Kenya
01/07/2018 Nommé PEP London, Little Ealing Lane Great Britain
28/03/2019 Returns to the Father London, Little Ealing Lane Great Britain

3 Replies to “Paul Hannon, R.I.P.”

  1. Recalling with affection the bond that linked Father Paul Hannon to the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, the PISAI joins its condolences to those of his family and of the Missionaries of Africa at his passing.
    Paul first came to the PISAI as a student and studied here from 1993-1995. He came from Sudan, where he had been appointed after his priestly ordination. After completing his studies at PISAI and obtaining the licentiate in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Paul went back to Sudan, in September 1995. It was then that I first met him, while doing my two years of stage in Khartoum.
    Paul came back to the PISAI in 1999, this time not as a student but to teach. The next year, in 2000, he was appointed Dean of Studies. Those who knew him at the time still remember him as a man of selfless dedication and care for everyone, both students and staff. Paul served at the PISAI until 2005, when he was again appointed to Sudan.
    But that was not the end of his service to our Institute. Paul came back to Rome again in September 2014 to help with some teaching responsibilities, but especially to provide individual support to those students who found Arabic particularly challenging. Once again, Paul showed himself a patient and dedicated teacher, which had been, let’s not forget, his first vocation before he joined the Missionaries of Africa.
    Our Institute will never forget his warm and affectionate character, his loyalty to friends and his generosity to everyone he met. May the Lord welcome his servant Paul into the joy of paradise. The PISAI, much moved, remembers him in prayer.
    Diego Sarrió, M.Afr.

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