Praise for late bishop’s ‘tireless service’

Praise for late bishop’s ‘tireless service’ Bishop Laurence Forristal

Bishop Laurence Forristal, who has died aged 87, has been described as having worked “tirelessly in service of the people of God”.

Kilkenny-born Bishop Forristal served as bishop of Ossory from 1981 to 2007, and has been praised by the current Bishop of Ossory, Dr Dermot Farrell.

Offering his sympathies to Dr Forristal’s family, friends and all those touched by his 63 years of ministry, Dr Farrell said he had been “greatly saddened” by the news of his predecessor’s death on the morning of Wednesday, October 10.

He asked the faithful of the diocese and all who knew Bishop Laurence to join him in prayer “for the repose of the soul of this wise shepherd and faithful son of the Church”.