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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Appointments at the Summer General Meeting of Irish Catholic Bishops
The Bishops’ Conference welcomed its new members: Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of
Armagh and Bishop
Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, who were both ordained bishops since the
Spring Meeting. Bishops also extended congratulations to Bishop-elect
Raymond Browne, who will be ordained Bishop of Kerry on 21 July and to
Bishop-elect Denis Nulty, who will be ordained Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin
on 4 August next.
On the retirement of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop of Clonfert, as chairman of Trocáire, the Bishops’ Conference appointed Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, as the new chair of Trócaire and as a member of the Trustees of Trócaire. Bishops expressed their gratitude to Bishop Kirby for his twenty years of service as chair of the overseas aid agency, and praised Bishop Kirby’s energy and dedication to promoting Catholic social teaching through work of Trócaire.
Bishops paid tribute to Father Patrick Jones on his retirement, after twenty one years of service, as Executive Secretary of the Council for Liturgy and as Director of the National Centre for Liturgy in Maynooth. In particular bishops expressed their gratitude to Father Jones for his work regarding the introduction of the new edition of the Roman Missal.
Bishops appointed Father Danny Murphy, Diocese of Cloyne, as the new Executive Secretary of the Council for Liturgy and as Director of the National Centre for Liturgy.
Bishops appointed Reverend Dr Thomas Norris, Diocese of Ossory, as the new Spiritual Director in the
Irish College Rome. Father Norris was
formerly the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology in Saint Patrick’s