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Bishop Donal Murray’s statement on the death of Shane Geoghegan

12 November 2008

Bishop Donal Murray’s statement on the death of Shane Geoghegan

I want to express my deepest sympathy to Tom and Mary Geoghegan and to Anthony on the dreadful tragedy of the loss of their beloved Shane.

All human life is precious and murder is never acceptable.  As a community we all have a responsibility to protect life.  The death of Shane has shocked all of Limerick and beyond.

This senseless killing of an innocent man with his whole life before him is further evidence of the futility of this evil feud, and the callous inhumanity with which it is pursued. 

Shane was a good man.  His grieving family will be in the prayers of all of us.  At this difficult time our community should honour Shane’s memory and act in solidarity by reporting any relevant information to An Garda Síochána.

Finally, I ask everyone to pray intensely to God that all who have suffered so much may be comforted and that those who engage in this violence may come to their senses.

+Donal Murray  

Bishop of Limerick

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