Thursday, March 16, 2017

IRL : Bishop Eamon Casey funeral to take place in Galway

Eamon Casey died earlier this week aged 89The funeral of the former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey will take place at Galway Cathedral this afternoon. 

Bishop John Kirby of Clonfert, will celebrate the mass at 2pm. Bishop Brendan Kelly of Achonry will preach the homily, and the mass will be concelebrated by bishops and priests.

Kerry-born Bishop Casey died on Monday aged 89 and will be interred in the cathedral crypt.

Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin is unable to attend due to his hosting of the annual St Patrick Lecture in Armagh today.

However, he visited family members in Galway yesterday and a special message by him will be read out at the mass.

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