News archive 2006

1 March 2006 – Appointment of Reverend Denis Brennan as the Bishop of Ferns

PRESS RELEASE

1 MARCH 2006

APPOINTMENT OF REVEREND DENIS BRENNAN

AS THE BISHOP OF FERNS

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed as Bishop of the Diocese
of Ferns the Reverend Denis Brennan, who is presently Parish Priest of
Taghmon, Co Wexford.

Fr Denis Brennan was born in the Parish of Rathnure, Enniscorthy, on the
20th June 1945.

He attended National School at Kiltealy and received his secondary education
in St Peter’s College, Wexford.

In September 1964 he entered St Peter’s Seminary Wexford and was ordained
for the Diocese of Ferns on the 31st May 1970.

After ordination, he was appointed to the House of Missions, Enniscorthy,
and for the next sixteen years he conducted Parish Missions and Retreats in
Ireland, England and Canada.

In 1986 he was appointed Administrator of St Senan’s Parish, Enniscorthy,
a position he held for eleven years.

In 1997 he was appointed Parish Priest of Taghmon, Co Wexford.

He is the current diocesan delegate for child protection and was previously
Vicar Forane for the Wexford Deanery.

Further information:
Martin Long Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Brenda Drumm Communications Officer (087 233 7797)

Notes for Photo Editors

A photocall with the Bishop-elect will take place outside St Aidan’s Cathedral
Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, today at 3:00 pm.

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