The Catholic Communications Office has been asked by the family of
the late Bishop Eamonn Casey to publish the following statement and to
notify the media that Mr Liam Clifford is the family contact.
Clifford can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct all family related media queries to Mr Clifford.
Catholic Communications Office will publish information on the funeral
liturgy for the late Bishop Casey when it becomes available later this
Statement by the family of the late Bishop Eamonn Casey RIP
“On behalf of his son, Peter, his brother, Father Micheál, his
sister, Ita Furlong, nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews,
great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews, we wish to acknowledge the
priestly work of Bishop Eamonn, especially in the pursuit of social
justice for the marginalised, as evidenced by his work with Shelter in
London in the 1950’s and 1960’s and later with his involvement in the
setting up and development of Trócaire.
Notwithstanding the demands on
his time, Bishop Eamonn was a great source of love and support, making
himself available to celebrate and to empathise with us in all our
important family occasions.
“We wish to thank all of those who supported him in the past, in
particular, the clergy and the people of the dioceses of Galway and
Kerry, the Irish community in London, his many friends in Limerick and
throughout the country and abroad.
We would like to extend a very
special and sincere thank you to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate
Word, the management and staff of Carrigoran Nursing Home,
Newmarket-On-Fergus, Co Clare, whose care for Bishop Eamonn was of the
highest possible standard and ensured that his comfort, dignity and
pastoral needs were provided for at all times.
“We respectfully ask that members of the media facilitate the privacy of the family during and after the funeral ceremonies.”