Fr. Paul C Friel, was ordained in 1992 in Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute for the Archdiocese of Glasgow. He was incardinated into the diocese of Laussane, Fribourg & Genève 2018.

In 1998 he worked in SãoPaulo, Brasil with the St Patrick’s Missionary Society. He was parish priest of Holy Cross, Croy for 12 years and prior to coming to Geneva in April 2014, Fr. Paul was parish priest of St Paul’s Shettleston, Glasgow. He was also an assistant priest in 3 parishes in the city of Glasgow.