20th November 2007
Archbishop Seán Brady welcomes the appointment of Monsignor Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Achonry
I welcome the news that Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Brendan Kelly, Parish Priest of Spiddal, Co Galway, as Bishop of Achonry in succession to Bishop Thomas Flynn.
Monsignor Kelly is a man of prayer, filled with love for the Word of God and the pastoral care of people. His many years in teaching and education in Colaiste Einde, Galway, and Our Lady’s College, Gort, have prepared him well for the challenges that lie ahead.
I wish him many blessings and look forward to working with him in the Conference of Bishops.
I extend every good wish to Bishop Flynn. I wish him good health and happiness as he retires after thirty years of faithful service to the people of Achonry.
+ Seán Brady
Archbishop of Armagh
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