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Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on the resignation of Bishop James Moriarty as Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin

PRESS RELEASE
22 April 2010

Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on the resignation of Bishop James Moriarty as Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin

In response to the announcement today that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Jim Moriarty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, the following statement was issued by Cardinal Seán Brady, President of the Irish Bishops’ Conference:

“I would like to acknowledge the contribution that Bishop Moriarty has made to the work of the Bishops’ Conference. As Chair of the Bishops’ Department of Worship, Pastoral Renewal and Faith Development, great progress has been made in these important areas of pastoral ministry. His Department oversaw the launch last year of the new Framework Document on Youth Ministry Called Together. Making the Difference, as well as the Year of Vocation (2008-2009).

“Bishop Moriarty’s vision and innovative approach to his work in the Bishops’ Conference will be missed as will his great pastoral wisdom and experience. I wish him well in the future and I assure him of my prayers at this time.”

ENDS

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