K&L welcomes first Romanian priest

K&L welcomes first Romanian priest Bishop Denis Nulty

The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin will welcome its first Romanian priest at the end of this month, who has answered the call from Bishop Denis Nulty to help resolve the problem of the shortage of priests in Ireland.

Fr Eugen Dragmos Tamas (28) from the Diocese of Iasi was ordained a priest in June 2015 and will minister to the parishioners of Tinryland, following a short residency in Carlow to acclimatise to his new environment. Speaking at Sunday Mass in Tinryland, Bishop Nulty said: “You appreciate it is my expressed intention to keep all our 117 churches open. This won’t happen without support from outside Ireland.”

A second Romanian priest is expected to arrive in the coming months.