THE next bishop for Limerick is to be announced today.
The Bishop Elect will be announced at 11am at St John’s Cathedral in the city to coincide with an announcement in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Bishop Elect will be present in Limerick along with the Apostolic Nuncio, Charles Brown.
The diocese of Limerick has been without a bishop for over three years.
The previous Bishop of Limerick, Dr Donal Murray gave his resignation to
the Pope in December 2009 after coming under intense pressure following
the publication of the shocking Murphy report.
Bishop Murray – a former auxiliary bishop in Dublin - resigned after the
report into the Dublin Diocese criticised his role in a number of
Fr Tony Mullins has worked as administrator of the diocese since 2009.