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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Archbishop of Dublin to retire
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¬†The Irish Bishops Conference media office issued the following statements today: His Holiness Pope John Paul II has accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Dublin tendered him, in accordance with canon 401 ß 1 of the Code of Canon Law, by His Eminence Cardinal Desmond Connell. His Eminence is succeeded by the Most Rev Diarmuid Martin, heretofore Coadjutor Archbishop of the same Archdiocese Following the announcement, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Dr SeŠn Brady, issued the following statement: "I wish Cardinal Connell many years of happiness in retirement, after 16 strenuous but fruitful years as Archbishop of Dublin. "His clear vision, courageous honesty and outstanding integrity were of immense assistance to the Irish Bishops' Conference over these years and will be greatly missed. "My best wishes go to Archbishop Martin as he takes on the heavy responsibilities of the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Dublin. I am confident that under his leadership, the great resources of faith and spiritual energy of the people of God in Dublin, will continue to flourish and bear fruit."
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