News archive 2011

Statement by Bishop McAreavey on the killing of two Irish women in Turkey


20 August 2011

Statement by Bishop John McAreavey on the killing of two Irish women in Turkey

“I am deeply distressed to hear the terrible news of the violent deaths in Turkey of Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, both from the Diocese of Dromore.  I wish to offer my deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased at this difficult time.  I ask the people of the diocese to remember Marion and Kathy in their prayers at Masses this weekend.”


Notes to Editors

Bishop John McAreavey is the Bishop of Dromore.  The Diocese of Dromore ( includes parts of the counties Antrim, Armagh and Down. Dromore has a Catholic population of 63400 with 23 parishes and 48 Churches.  The Patrons of the diocese are St Patrick – 17 March and St Colman – 7 June.

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