Statement by Archbishop Clifford on the resignation of Bishop Magee
I would like to thank Bishop John Magee for the cooperation he has given me since my appointment as Apostolic Administrator to the Diocese of Cloyne on 7 March 2009. I wish him all God’s blessings in his retirement. I ask for the continued prayers and support of the lay faithful, priests and religious of the Diocese of Cloyne for all those who have suffered abuse.
Notes for Editors
- An Apostolic Administrator is appointed to temporarily govern a diocese when special or very serious circumstances warrant such an appointment. He governs in the name of the Holy Father and has all the powers and duties of a diocesan bishop.
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