Statement by Bishop James Moriarty on the appointment of Father Denis Nulty as the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin
I warmly welcome today’s appointment by our Holy Father Pope Francis of Father Denis Nulty of the Diocese of Meath as the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.
I can assure him that the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is full of warm welcomes and it is blessed in its great numbers of faithful and gifted people.
Over the past three years, the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin has been very ably administered by Monsignor Brendan Byrne and it is right to also acknowledge his service on this special day.
I join with the people, religious and priests of the diocese in praying for Father Nulty as he takes up his new responsibility and ask God’s blessings on him and on the diocese in this Easter time of renewal.
Bishop Emeritus of Kildare and Leighlin
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