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The Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Seán Brady will lead the ceremonies in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Athlone as Fr Francis Duffy is ordained Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois this afternoon.
The Papal Nuncio, His Excellency, Archbishop Charles Brown and the retiring Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, Bishop Colm O’Reilly, will act as co-consecrators at the ordination Mass which begins at .
*Let us pray for Msgr. Francis Duffy on this special day for him and for all our Bishops, and our Papal Nuncio as they all have immense responsibilities before Our Lord Jesus Christ to look after the spiritual welfare of those that He has put into their care. That they may lead and guide us in the ways of Truth and Holiness and help us to come into a deeper relationship with Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.