Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Bishop to be announced for Limerick this morning

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 cases.

Fr Tony Mullins has worked as administrator of the diocese since 2009.

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