From The Rt Revd John McDowell:
‘I have known for some time that my brother in Christ and in
episcopal office, Bishop Liam McDaid, has not enjoyed good health, and
have now learned that the Pope has accepted his resignation as Bishop of
Clogher on grounds of ill health.
‘Bishop Liam has been a friend and constant source of encouragement
to me since I came to Clogher in 2011.
He is a son of the diocese and
has served his entire priestly and episcopal ministry here.
I came to Clogher with little knowledge of the territory and found in
Bishop McDaid a ready source of local knowledge and lore and always
ready to share his experience and wisdom with me.
episcopal manner conceals a prodigious pastoral heart and love for his
flock, who I know will miss his gentle words and reassuring touch.
‘It has been the greatest privilege to have served our Lord Jesus
Christ together with Bishop Liam, in whatever small ways we could, and I
look forward to continuing our friendship in his retirement.’