The Primate of All Ireland has expressed his sadness and condolences following the death of Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, retired auxiliary Archbishop of Dublin. He died on July 29 in the care of the Blackrock Clinic after a long illness.
Archbishop Eamonn Martin said he was “saddened to hear” about the death of the bishop and that he had always heard him spoken of as “kind and deeply” devout pastor who faithfully served the people of Dublin as auxiliary bishop for 15 years.
“Bishop Ó Ceallaigh was a warm and caring man, who despite ongoing illness, was well known for his dedication, wisdom and generosity of spirit.
“On behalf of the Bishops’ Conference, I express my prayerful sympathies to his family, to members of the Franciscan family and to the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Dublin.
“May his gentle soul rest forever in the peace of The Lord whom he generously and faithfully served,” Dr Martin said.