On November 24, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Canon William Crean as the next Bishop of Cloyne.
Canon Crean is from Tralee, Co. Kerry.
for the priesthood at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and the Irish
College in Rome.
He was ordained a priest of Kerry Diocese in 1976.
first assignments were as a teacher and chaplain to post-primary schools
in Killorglin and Tarbert.
In 1987 he was appointed a Diocesan Adviser
for Religious Education.
In 1990 he was among the founder-directors of
Bishop-elect Crean has served as Parish Priest of
Castlegregory (1999-2006) and Caherciveen (2006-2012), where he managed
ongoing renovations to the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church.
will be ordained bishop of Cloyne on January 27, 2013 at St. Colman’s