News archive 2010, Towards Healing

Statement by Archbishop Clifford on the resignation of Bishop Magee

PRESS RELEASE

24 March 2010

Statement by Archbishop Clifford on the resignation of Bishop Magee

In response to the announcement today that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has accepted the resignation of Bishop John Magee as Bishop of Cloyne, the following statement has been issued by Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and Apostolic Administrator to the Diocese of Cloyne:

I would like to thank Bishop John Magee for the cooperation he has given me since my appointment as Apostolic Administrator to the Diocese of Cloyne on 7 March 2009.  I wish him all God’s blessings in his retirement.  I ask for the continued prayers and support of the lay faithful, priests and religious of the Diocese of Cloyne for all those who have suffered abuse.

ENDS

Notes for Editors

  • An Apostolic Administrator is appointed to temporarily govern a diocese when special or very serious circumstances warrant such an appointment.  He governs in the name of the Holy Father and has all the powers and duties of a diocesan bishop.

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