News archive 2013

Statement by Cardinal Brady on the death of Archbishop Joseph Cassidy RIP

Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on the death of Archbishop Joseph Cassidy RIP

It is with great sadness that I heard news today of the passing of Archbishop Joseph Cassidy, the former Archbishop of Tuam.  For over fifty years Archbishop Cassidy served the people of God with dedication and distinction in the dioceses of Achonry, Clonfert and Tuam.

A man of supreme pastoral care and a lovely sense of humour, he combined love for the Church with a wonderful understanding of the people with whom he was privileged to work.  Superbly gifted as a communicator, Archbishop Cassidy dedicated much time and thought to honing and chiseling the words to sensitively fit the theme and the occasion.  He did so selflessly and had no regrets at all about the efforts involved because he was ever anxious that the ensuing glory should be given to God and not to himself.

Ar dheis Dhe go raibh a anam dhilis.

ENDS

•    Cardinal Seán Brady is Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

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