News archive 2001

Statement from Bishop Joseph Duffy on the death of Sr Philomena Lyons

Statement from Bishop Joseph Duffy on the death of Sr Philomena Lyons

I was deeply shocked to hear of the tragic death of Sr Philomena Lyons in Ballybay, on Saturday last.

I spent some hours with her community at the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent yesterday, and I share their profound sense of grief and loss at this difficult time.

I offer my heartfelt sympathy to all who have been bereaved by Sr Philomena’s death, and especially to her family, her Congregation and the people of Ballybay.

+Joseph Duffy
Bishop of Clogher

17 December 2001

ENDS

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