I warmly congratulate Canon William Crean on his appointment today by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict, as the new Bishop of Cloyne. Canon Crean is an outstanding priest and is much loved by the vibrant faith community of the Parish of Cahersiveen. Canon Crean has held a number of key responsibilities within the Diocese of Kerry and has been successful in each of them. The priests and people of Cloyne are also to be congratulated as they prepare to receive such an exemplary pastor as William Crean. I pray for success in his new ministry. Kerry’s loss is Cloyne’s gain!
· Bishop William Murphy is the Bishop of Kerry
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