Padua was honored to welcome Bishop Lenihan, OFM of Honduras today. He told the students to love your country and love your church. Being a Franciscan means loving those that are different from you so reach out to those and share your love.
Bishop Michael was appointed bishop in December 2011. On December 30, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI erected the new Diocese of La Ceiba in Honduras, with territory taken from the diocese of San Pedro Sula, making it suffragan of the Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa, and appointed Rev. Fr. Michael Lenihan, OFM former Vicar General and Pastor in the Diocese of Comayagua Honduras, as first Bishop of the new Diocese of La Ceiba.