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Pope Benedict XVI accepts the resignation of Bishop Séamus Hegarty

Pope Benedict XVI accepts the resignation of Bishop Séamus Hegarty

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Séamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry. This announcement was made today in Rome at 12:00 local time (11:00am Irish time).

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Notes for Editors

•           Bishop Hegarty was born in 1940, he was ordained priest on 19 June 1966, was consecrated Bishop of Raphoe on 28 March 1982 and appointed Bishop of Derry on 1 October 1994 and was installed as bishop in the diocese on 6 November 1994.  See www.derrydiocese.org.

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