mercoledì 17 novembre 2021

Irish dioceses to be amalgamated under one bishop in ‘streamlining’ of Catholic hierarchy

(Sarah Mac -
Pope Francis has announced his intention to reorganise the Catholic dioceses of Clonfert and Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora in a union under one bishop, in a new departure for the Irish Church. The move appears to be aimed at streamlining the Irish hierarchy without depriving any town of its cathedral. It was announced by Bishop Michael Duignan of Clonfert and Bishop Brendan Kelly of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, both of whom currently oversee the two dioceses. Bishop Kelly is 75 and has therefore reached the age of retirement. It is likely that Bishop Duignan will take up the role of Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora when Bishop Kelly retires. (...)