Bishop Crean calls for prayers for the O’Driscoll family

05 Sep 2014

Bishop William Crean expresses his deepest sympathy to Thomas and Helen O’Driscoll of Charleville on the tragic deaths of their three sons, Thomas, Patrick, and Jonathan.

Bishop Crean said, “I speak for our faith community, and for all people of good will, when I say how shocked and greatly saddened I was to hear of the tragedy that has befallen the O’Driscoll family.  Such loss of human life is extremely difficult to comprehend.  I pray that the Lord will strengthen the family during this terrible time.  I ask the priests and people of the diocese to pray for Thomas and Helen, for their surviving children, their extended family, and for the community of Charleville.”


  • Bishop William Crean is Bishop of Cloyne.  The parish of Charleville is part of the diocese of Cloyne.                                                 

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