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Statement by Monsignor Nicholas O’Mahony of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

Statement by Monsignor Nicholas O’Mahony of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore 

  • The following statement has been published today by Monsignor Nicholas O’Mahony on his election as Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

Following the resignation on health grounds of Bishop William Lee, the College of Consultors of Waterford and Lismore have elected Monsignor Nicholas O’Mahony as Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.

On accepting his election, Monsignor O’Mahony said:

“I thank the College of Consultors for the trust they have shown in electing me as Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.  It is my prayer that I will live up to that trust”.

“In thanking Bishop Lee for his twenty years of ministry as bishop of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, I pray for him in his retirement, in particular for his health”.

“My duty is to lead the diocese from now until a new bishop is appointed.  During this time, I ask for your prayers that, guided by the Holy Spirit, a suitable bishop will be appointed.”

Monsignor Nicholas O’Mahony

Diocesan Administrator

Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

Notes to Editors

  • The Diocesan Administrator is elected to administer the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore until the appointment of a new bishop
  • The College of Consultors is a group of priests, who elect the Diocesan Administrator.  They also assist the Diocesan Administrator in the governance of the diocese.
  • The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore includes County Waterford and parts of County Tipperary and Cork; there are 45 parishes; 85 Churches; and, has a Catholic population of 148,267.  The Patrons of the Diocese are Saint Otteran; Saint Carthage; and Saint Declan

For media contact: Father Patrick Fitzgerald, Diocese of Waterford and Lismore 00353 (0) 086 8224607, Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678

 

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