Pope’s pick for new bishop defies talk of diocesan demise

Pope’s pick for new bishop defies talk of diocesan demise Bishop John Kirby placing the Mitre on Michael Duignan the new Bishop of Clonfert with on left Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo in the Cathedral of Saint Brendan in Loughrea on Sunday afternoon. Photo: John McElroy
The appointment of Bishop Michael Duignan to head the Diocese of Clonfert is “hugely significant” as a vote of confidence by Pope Francis in the future of the diocese, worshippers at the new bishop’s ordination Mass have been told. Preaching in St Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea, Msgr Cathal Geraghty noted how the initial announcement of Bishop…
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